CUSTOMER CARE | PERFORMANCE | ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS | INTERIOR DESIGN | EXTERIOR PAINT
When considering safety and reliability on the open seas, it's one thing to meet electrical standards. At Hatteras, we believe it is far greater to exceed them. That's why we surpass requirements of NMMA Standards, ABYC Standards and the National Electrical Code.
Wiring and Cables
All wire and cable, regardless of applied voltage, is U.L. listed to 300 volts or more (often to 600 volts) to provide greater insulating protection. All wire is tin-coated (to prevent corrosion) stranded copper (for improved flexibility) and sealed in an insulated jacket.
Chafing shortens the life of wires. So Hatteras installs anti-chafing protection on wires that penetrate bulkheads or stringers or cross other sharp edges. We use insulated wiring clamps, nylon tie wraps, insulated bushings and silicone bedding compounds to protect the wires and extend their life.
All Hatteras wiring harnesses are tie-wrapped every 6 inches and secured at least every 18 inches - even when these wires are concealed in wire trays and ducts. You'll find no loose wires just stuffed out of sight on a Hatteras. All wiring is color coded and numbered at each terminal end and well documented in the owner's manual.
Hatteras uses AC and DC magnetic circuit breakers that respond only to the amount of current flowing through the breaker, versus thermal circuit breakers that respond to temperature as a function of current. Magnetic breakers are much more reliable, as thermal breakers may trip prematurely in ambient temperatures. Our magnetic circuit breakers are front-wired and back-mounted in aluminum panels for ease of maintenance.
Shoreline polarization transformers are standard on every Hatteras. These polarization transformers also protect the boat's electrical system against common marina-related dock electrical problems such as reversed polarity or loose shoreside neutral connections. In addition, we furnish digital shoreline/generator switching panels that provide voltage adjustment through a boost transformer, for low dockside power.
We use stainless-steel exterior shoreline inlet components mounted in aluminum enclosures with fuses to provide a fire- and corrosion-resistant mounting surface for inlets, and to protect wiring components from the inlet to the AC switching panel. Further, Hatteras uses electrical junction boxes to enclose connections on all AC circuits.
In addition to audible alarms and visual readouts on engine gauges, we also provide a systems monitor. The Hatteras Systems Monitor features audio and visual alerts if you experience high engine exhaust temperature, high bilge water, AC power loss, fire extinguisher discharge, smoke detector loss, holding tank levels and alternator/DC voltage monitor on models that apply.
All engines have single-lever electronic throttles and all gears are electronically operated. In addition, all standard engine and gear controls feature emergency backup controls. Hatteras installs a 24-volt DC circuit breaker distribution panel at the flybridge helm station dedicated for console electronics.
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