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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.
Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Uses for terminal strips

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 12/27/2013 to Techniques and How to...

Terminal strips seem such a lowly part of the electrical system that they hardly get a mention normally, but there are a lot of useful things you can do with a terminal strip, here are a few suggestions......


Choosing the right PowerPost for the job

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 12/19/2013 to Techniques and How to...
PowerPostPowerPosts were the first products made by Blue Sea Systems. Now they make a bewildering collection. How do you select which one to use?

What is the alternator field disconnect terminal on a battery switch for?

Posted by Administrator on 12/12/2013 to Alternators
AFD Terminals Many battery switches come with a pair of small terminals labelled "Alternator Field Disconnect" or AFD. Of all my years working on marine electrical systems I have never once seen these terminals hooked up correctly. What are they for and how should they be wired.........