- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (November 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071810773
- ISBN-13: 978-0071810777
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting: A Manual for Boatowners and Marine Technicians Paperback – November 13, 2012
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About the Author
Ed Sherman is the director of educational programming for the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). His role has enabled him to help develop the marine industry’s most highly regarded certifications for marine surveyors, service technicians and boat builders. Ed’s training and certification programs are used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, as well as NOAA and Transport Canada to ensure that their small boat fleets are built and maintained to ABYC standards. Ed is a marine industry insider with forty years’ experience. He is a past president of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and of the International Sailing Institute, a former electronics editor for Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, and the author of four highly regarded books on boat maintenance. Ed lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son.
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If you are just starting out in marine electrical, Ed Sherman's first book, 'Powerboater's Guide to Electrical Systems' does a good job of starting you up the basic electrical learning curve. No personal affiliation or gain from this review, etc..
BTW: TDR Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) is based in conductor reflection timing (on a return pulse) which used in testing wiring and optical fiber.
Minor Wants: More. I'd have liked a deeper Oscilloscope section and more engine electronics (J1939) stuff and NMEA2000. Pictures are profuse and clear. I started reading the ASE Advanced Performance series in conjunction with this book and would have liked more of the engine electronics integration knowledge brought here. (Picoscope type stuff). Would also like selection criteria for quality electronics (e.g. explain NITS or candela and contrast levels for visibility, a better explanation on pulse width modulation and motor control where the terms are used in the text. Explaining the NMEA 2000 technical architecture deeper would be nice. The author states that it is an additional book for the ABYC electrician and electronics installer, but some basics on electronics would help. 200 pages is too short, but it's a great book.
BTW: Pulse Width modulation (PWM) is a means of controlling a (DC) motor's speed by providing longer or shorter pulses (from a onboard systems microprocessor). More "On" time means faster speed. (Think flicking a fan switch on and off.)
This book is a must get, yet I am only left wanting more. A 2nd edition would be have to get. I loved the ground loop explanation and the need for isolation on network systems on boats.
One of the best parts is the stuff the electronics tech can build.
BTW: When electronics have more than one point of grounding, EMI (electronic noise is propagated through the system. Problems can occur with networks like cheap ethernet (which is why opto isolation is recommended) on boats where ground loop noise is severe. A ground loop is a bad thing, in your network and in your home stereo (causes a hum).
Like any book under a million pages on the subject, there is a lot more you want. His advice focuses on hand held Microprocessor test tools. This is excellent guidance for average marine electronics tech, although I am not likely to give up my old Tek 11801C TDR or my SD-24 sampling head for the stuff I do.
The old technique, new technique section locked in the 5 star rating for me.
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