Monday, August 3, 2015

Design and Procurement

Today I immersed myself in ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council) standards to finalize the design of our main solar power system and our AC inverter power supply circuit. I am now fully versed in overcorrect protection, GFCI and ELCI requirements. I probably noodle on this stuff more than necessary because I am an engineer, but I strongly believe that having a fire on a boat miles from shore really sucks and also believe that an abundance of caution is warranted when mixing AC electricity with salt water.

I purchased the inverter and today and will order the main solar panels and charge controllers tomorrow.

I developed project plans for installing the solar system, inverter, watermaker and upgraded (electric) head.

Holy crap, I have a lot of work to do!