|What Constitutes Ignition Protection?|
|Written by Ed Sherman|
|Saturday, 12 November 2011 15:23|
I received a query yesterday from a reader asking about a really important issue related to marine electrical system component ratings for ignition protection. I say important because you don't want your boat to end up looking like the one shown here:
Doug's question goes like this:
Doug- This question is a tricky one that is a little bit subject to interpretation of the USCG CFR, under Title 33, Section 183.410, Ignition Protection.
Basically there are several statements made within the above referenced regulation that suggest that all of the devices/components you mention are indeed acceptable. I’ve scanned the applicable text right from the official manual:
My interpretation of this centers on the statement found next to # 2 above. I believe that the components you are referring to will meet that requirement Doug and are therefore properly separated.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 12 November 2011 22:31|