Boat & Yacht Electrical Level 2
Delve into more complex marine electrical systems, such as solar power, inverters, generators, isolation transformers. Preview the course now.
Many skippers aim to upgrade their yachts to become more self sufficient, and with the ever decreasing costs and increasing efficiency of solar panels, batteries and inverters for example, it's not surprising that equipment that was once reserved for larger yachts is finding its way onto smaller vessels. As great and reliable as all this new equipment is, it can not simply be shoehorned into place without some consideration for the wider electrical system as a whole.
Maintaining or upgrading a complex electrical system can be a minefield, often systems are upgraded when all they actually needed was correctly wiring, however good a piece of equipment is, if it is not wired up correctly with the correct size cables, and circuit protection, then it will not produce the desired results.
Hundreds if not thousands of pounds are waisted replacing batteries over and over, that are simply wired incorrectly in the first place, so the damage is repeated over and over! Perfectly good charging systems are often ripped out in favour of expensive and complicated alternatives, only to find that the same fault is present because it was a 10p connector that had failed! This is an all too common theme and as vessels get more complex, the equipment gets more expensive too.
This course can help.
The Level 2 course delves much deeper into the more complex systems found on self sufficient vessels. Both Meco level 1 and 2 Electrical courses are Ideal for:
- Private yacht owners & skippers
- Yachtmaster Instructors
- Delivery Skippers
- Yacht Crew
- Trainee Skippers
- Boat-masters & Commercial boat crew
- Trainee Marine Electrician
If you have not yet completed Level 1 - the combined level 1 & 2 package is the best value for money and is the most popular option.
Preview the course:
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StartBatteries C Rates (21:17)
PreviewDC Circuit Protection (18:04)
StartAlternator External Regulators
StartMultiple Alternators (8:37)
StartSolar Power (12:17)
StartWind Turbines (7:04)
PreviewAC Shore power (14:42)
StartAC Circuit Protection (19:54)
StartGalvanic Action & Cathodic Protection (11:35)
StartIsolation Transformers (4:30)
StartElectrolytic Corrosion (6:17)
StartWater Makers (6:13)
StartVHF Radio (8:03)
StartCrimping Larger Cables (4:25)
StartBoat & Yacht Electrical Exam Preparation
I began sailing as a small child with my dad and grandad when we first ventured out in a 30 foot ketch into a rather bumpy Lune river in the UK, we had some fantastic adventures! This inspired me to gain my Yachtmaster certification and head into the teaching world as a Yachtmaster instructor.
Prior to achieving my Yachtmaster I had worked as a marine electrician, so combining my two skills the decision was made to start teaching Maritime Engineering Courses to boat owners, skippers and crew as there was clearly some demand for this. I am also a fully certified marine electrician, and NMEA 2000 engineer.
So if you'd like to improve your knowledge of on board systems, I'm here to help.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.