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Connector Library -

  Marine Wire ConnectorsPrincipal UsageMarine wire connectors are one of the smallest yet most critical component of your wiring system. It is the solid connection using a mechanical device between your wire and terminal or wire. Proper application, sizing and crimping are critical for an efficient and safe connection.ConstructionMarine wire connectors are critical components and quality connectors should always be used. Connectors should be made with tin plated copper and insulators. We strongly recommend adhesive lined heat shrink insulators to help protect the connection from water, rust and corrosion.Sizing Electrical ConnectorsThe terminal size is the first consideration for connector sizing....

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Charger Library -

  A good battery charger protects your battery investment.Standard ChargersStandard chargers have been around for a long time. They are designed for intermittent use to charge wet cell batteries. Do not use these for multiple charging cycles in regularly used electrical power systems.Smart ChargersMost of today’s chargers are microprocessor controlled “Smart Chargers” with multi-stage charging patterns for today’s deep cycle batteries. They are safer, smaller, lighter and more energy efficient. Not all chargers are created equal, so be aware of compatibility of your battery type and charger. Multi-Battery ChargersMost of today’s chargers are microprocessor controlled “Smart Chargers” with multi-stage charging...

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Battery Library -

  Marine BatteriesBattery DesignsLead/Acid BatteriesLarge capacity storage battery with an active material of lead and lead peroxide, combined with an electrolyte solution of water and sulfuric acid. Construction variances  include wet cell, AGM and Gel. (see following)Lithium Iron Phosphate BatteriesAlso know as Li-Ion or LiFePO4 batteries were designed in the 90’s. These batteries are extremely stable and safe to use. The large capacity battery has far superior power and physical characteristics over lead/acid batteries. These batteries are approximately 80% lighter and smaller than lead/acid batteries, plus they offer nearly double the power capacity and maintain a relatively flat voltage curve.Battery...

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Motor Library -

    Electric motors are available in a variety of voltages in both AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current). Their amp draw is based on the available voltage and the horsepower of the motor. Electrical definition of one horsepower (1HP) is equal to 746 watts of electrical power. From the basic formula of Watts = Volts x Amps, we can see volts and amps are inversely related. For the same horsepower motor, as the voltage goes up, the amp draw goes down.Electric Motor HorsepowerMotors are rated in horsepower (HP) or fractions of horsepower (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, etc.) Horsepower mechanical...

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