Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North Carolina
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Here is some of what I've come to be familiar with in re-wiring our boat. It's not so much a reading list as a topic list:
Voltage drop chart (3% or if you must, 10% - Casey or Blue Sea or Genuinedealz or many others); wire protection (circuit breakers, fuses); ampacity of wires and devices; terminations - uninsulated terminals matched to screw/stud diameter); heat shrink tubing (adhesive lined, color coded; labeling topics both ends of the wire (Dymo Rhino shrink tubing); tools (racheting crimper, long handled crimper, hammer or vise anvil for larger wire sizes, propane torch/soldering iron for soldering terminations); vendors (genuinedealz.com, sherco.com); mechanical supports - clamps, expandable tubing, spiral organizer stuff, stainless steel, phillips, pan head sheet metal screws by the box, plastic wire ducts; and thoughtful layout of circuits, including similar functions, ergonomics, neatness and attractiveness , and short path routing. That's some for D.C. A.C. is another topic.