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The long awaited level 2 course is here! This is a seamless progression from the level 1 course, and completion of level 1 pre course requirement before enrolling on the level2. It's best to enrol in the 1 and 2 courses as a bundle if you're just starting out.

MECO Boat & Yacht Electrical Course Level 2

Syllabus

  • Battery Rating Methods
    • Battery Standards
    • Ah Rates in detail
    • C Rates
    • CCA Rates
    • RC Rates
    • Testing Batteries
    • Bank Sizing
  • Battery Technology, Safety & Care
    • Flooded Lead Acid
    • Gel
    • Valve Regulated Lead Acid
    • Cycling
    • Round trip efficiency
    • Lithium Batteries
    • Safety all batteries
    • Battery preservation
  • Battery Charging
    • Single Stage Charging
    • Multistage charging
      • Bulk
      • Absorption
      • Float
    • Voltage & Current during charging.
    • C-Rates & Charging
    • Limitations of Alternator charging
  • DC Circuit protection
    • Discrimination
    • Sizing
    • Placement
    • Trip characteristics
    • Ratings
  • Alternators - External regulation
    • Internal Regulation v External
    • Single stage v Multi stage
    • Voltage & current relationship
  • Multiple Alternators
    • 2 Alternators on 1 engine
    • Multi Engine / Multi battery methods
    • Connecting multiple alternators
    • Built in redundancy methods
  • Solar Power
    • Introduction to solar
    • Solar panel safety
    • Solar Panel Specifications explained
      • ISC
      • VOC
      • Impp
      • Vmpp
      • Pmpp
    • Solar Panel recognised standards explained
      • STC
      • PVUSA
    • Panel Technology explained
      • Mono Crystalline
      • Poly Crystalline
    • Panel Wiring
      • Parallel
      • Series
    • Controller technology explained
      • Pulse Width Modulation
      • MPPT
    • Placement of panels
    • Interfacing with the vessels DC power Bus
    • Interfacing with the vessels Data Bus
  • Wind Turbines
    • Types
    • How they work
    • 3 phase alternator
    • Phase current measurement
    • Controllers
    • Interfacing with the vessels power bus
    • Interfacing with the vessels data bus

 

  • AC Shore power
    • Introduction to Alternating Current
      • How AC is produced
      • The 3 Phase systems
      • Phase to phase voltages
      • Single phase voltages
      • Dangers of incorrect wiring
      • The single phase conductors
      • The 3 Phase Conductors
    • Reverse polarity
      • Reverse polarity Dangers
      • Detection of reverse polarity
      • Correction of reverse polarity
    • Earthing
      • Reason for earthing
      • Dangers of faulty earths
      • How to identify faulty earth connection
  • AC Circuit protection
    • Earth Leakage
    • Electric Shock Drowning
      • Causes
      • Methods of 100% prevention
    • The RCCB
      • How it works
      • Limitations
    • Overcurrent
    • The MCB 

 

  • Inverters
    • Safety
    • Sizing
    • Voltage drop calculations
    • Testing
      • Ripple test
      • Over current test
      • Voltage drop test
    • Earthing requirements
    • Circuit protection DC
    • Circuit protection AC
  • Generators
    • Safety
      • Carbon Monoxide poisoning
      • Fire
      • Electrocution
      • Flooding
    • Types
      • Synchronous
      • Inverter
    • Pre start checks
    • Starting the generator
    • Loading the generator
    • Power factors
      • Resistive loads
      • Reactance
        • Inductive Reactance
        • Capacitive Reactance
        • Apparent power
        • Real Power
    • Inrush currents
    • Balancing loads
  • Galvanic action & Cathodic Protection
    • Electron flow / Conventional Current flow
    • Ion Flow
    • Galvanic Scale
    • The Sacrificial Anode
    • Inter-boat galvanic action
    • Bonding system
    • The Galvanic Isolator
  • Isolation Transformers
    • Safety
    • Why we need Isolation transformers
    • How they work
    • Electromagnetic induction process
    • Losses
      • Copper losses
      • Eddie currents
      • Efficiency
    • Earthing arrangements
    • Dangers of use on dry dock
  • Electrolytic corrosion
    • Nature of electrolytic corrosion
    • Ferocity compared to galvanic corrosion
    • Causes of Electrolytic corrosion. 
    • Prevention of Electrolytic corrosion
  • Refrigeration
    • The refrigeration process
      • Adiabatic process
      • Compressor function
      • Condenser coil function
      • Evaporator coil function
    • Common causes of faults
      • Voltage drop
      • Gas loss
      • Corrosion of terminals
      • Faulty Condenser coil fan
    • Diagnosis,  fault finding
      • Voltage drop test
      • Current clamp test
      • Fitting a diagnostic lamp
      • Reading fault codes
    • Increasing /Decreasing the cooling capacity
      • Raising the speed of the compressor
      • Raising the current draw
      • Reducing the speed of the compressor
      • Reducing the current draw
  • Water Makers
    • How they work
    • Safety
    • Fault finding, testing
      • Voltage drop test
      • Poor connection checks
      • Faulty Capacitors (AC systems)
      • Current clamp test
    • Modern technology versus old
    • Energy recuperation 
  • VHF Radio
    • Connections
      • Power
      • NMEA Data
      • Coax Cabling
    • The antenna
      • Forward power
      • Reflected power
      • Standing waves
      • Voltgae Standing Wave Reflections
      • VSWR Testing
  • Course completion with optional written Exam

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