Electrical shorts in DC circuits are all too often the cause of fires on boats. It is therefore extremely important to ensure that the electrical systems of marine craft are sufficiently and reliably protected with the correct circuit protection devices. Best practices and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards dictate that circuit protection devices are required for every positive wire in a boat’s DC main power distribution system. Excluded from this rule are wires used for transporting starting currents.
When designing circuit protection for marine craft, keeping sparks and flammable vapors separated is an important factor to consider. OptiFuse offers many ignition-protected fuses and circuit breakers required in all spaces containing fuel tanks, gas-powered equipment, and other locations where gas fumes might waft. See how our products can help boost the safety of your fleets while protecting your bottom line.
When designing a boat’s circuit protection strategy, trust OptiFuse’s ignition-protected fuses and circuit breakers to reduce the chances of dangerous fires.