Voltage Drop And Cable Lengths

Being able to separate the battery from the motor can be a key component and requirement of your electric outboard installation. However, due to the often high amperage drawn by the motors (especially true if using a lower voltage eg 12v system), we need to be aware of some key issues and then understand how …

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How Does A Lead Acid Battery Actually Work?

We all know what batteries are and what they do for us, but how exactly do they work? What exactly is a “lead acid” battery? There are lots  of new different battery technologies coming into the mainstream such as lithium batteries so are lead acid batteries still of any use or are they obsolete? How …

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Understanding Amps, Watts, Volts and Ohms!

We’re all increasingly dependent on electricity. How many of us know the difference between a 60 watt and a 100 watt bulb, or how the voltage from the wall socket supplies the power to charge our mobile phones?   Let’s get a basic understanding of the terminology and how they relate to each. This will …

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