This new series features easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, sail or power. Each volume is fully illustrated with photos and technical drawings. Author John C. Payne is one of the foremost international authorities on marine electronics and the author of two major handbooks.
Book 1, Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging, includes the following subjects: lead acid batteries; AGM batteries; gel batteries; general battery information; battery ratings and selection; safety, installation, and maintenance; charging, alternators, and regulators; and more.
John C. Payne is a cruising sailor and professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor with a 28 year career in merchant shipping and the offshore oil industry. His unique combination of technical know-how and practical experience at sea has made him a much sought-after authority on the subject. he is the author of The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, Motorboat Electrical and Electronics Manual and Understanding Boat Batteries all published by Sheridan House.