Index Marine expands their range of electronic safety equipment with the introduction of their new Galvanic Isolation range. The IM2160 range is designed to be an essential aid in preventing galvanic current flow between vessels and shore power outlets interconnected in marinas and boat yards.
The range comprises of:
16 Amp Galvanic Iolatator
32 Amp Galvanic Iolatator
70 Amp Galvanic Iolatator
Passive Electical Status/Fault Indicator
variants suitable for small and medium-size vessels, allowing the user to select the current rating that is equal to or greater than the RCD or circuit breaker ratings on the boat’s electrical distribution board or the shore power system. All models are compatible with the IM2200 passive electric status/fault indicator.
The passive electrical status/fault indicator utilises the galvanic isolator as a current flow sensor, detecting current flow and voltage drop across the device’s terminals. It can be mounted in a prominent position so that boat crew and users are immediately alerted to electrical fault conditions that would exacerbate the galvanic corrosion problem, but more importantly could be hazardous to those on board the vessel. ‘Passive’ refers to the fact that the indicator unit consumes no electric power under normal conditions, only receiving power when there is current flow through the galvanic isolator, and thereby accurately indicating a fault in the vessel or shore power electrical systems.