Blue Sea Systems engineers and manufactures electrical products for harsh environments in the marine, industrial, and heavy truck industries. Their engineered products are created by an in-house team of engineers who have experience in mechanical, electrical, industrial, electronic, and software design. Extensive testing is performed on all products. Blue Sea Systems' in-house lab is used to load test, thermal test, and water test products to ensure they will perform under marine conditions. Blue Sea System delivers innovative, reliable products for the marine industry.
Blue Marine Systems also manufactures supporting components including fuses, circuit breakers, and analog meters. They perform tests and have extensive specification and regulatory guidelines to assure that supporting components must comply with to assure these products should be incorporated into Blue Sea Systems products.
Blue Sea Systems uses tin-plated CDA 11000 electrical-grade copper rather than the lower cost brass alloys used by some manufacturers. Electrical copper can handle higher amperages at lower temperatures and are 250% more conductive than brass. Blue Seal Systems tin-plating adds additional performance by protecting the copper from corrosion that causes poor conductivity at connection points. The Blue Sea Systems tin-plated copper icon assures that the product is made of pure electrical grade copper.
A versatile panel with a unique approach that offers significant advantages over traditional flat aluminum panels such as, flexibility, increased broadcast range of functionality, and advanced design features. This panel is both visually appealing and exhibits the functional demands of the most discerning boaters.
Battery switches conduct current from battery banks to DC Main circuit protection, isolating potentially destructive energy when the boat is not in use or in emergency situations. Blue Sea Systems solenoid and remote battery switched allow the user to have remote electrical control over the battery banks rather than rely on proximal mechanical operation. Blue Marine Systems DC Main circuit protection devices have high ampere interrupt capacity (AIC), automatic charging relays (ACR) and distribute charging source energy to the battery banks.
The purpose of a battery switch is to isolate potentially destructive energy in the battery banks when the boat is not oin use or during an emergency. The UL standard for marine battery switches in UL 1107. Blue Sea Systems has created a test that measures a high amperage load imposed on a battery switch in the starting circuit under very difficult starting conditions. Blue Sea Systems batteries surpass the UL standard because in addition to being tested UL 1107, they are also tested to the higher cranking amperage.
Charge Management Devices (CMDs) connects two battery banks when charging, while keeping the battery banks isolated from each other. An automatic charging relay is used when there are multiple battery bank systems. If one battery in depleted then there will be a charged battery bank available for engine starting. Battery Isolaters and Charging Relays are the two main charge managemnet devices used on a boat.
Battery Isolators are electrical one-way check valves taht allow current flow to the battery. Their disadvantage is that a voltage drop occurs when using diodes, which consume charging energy, create heat and cause batteries to be undercharged.
Automatic Charging Relays are the most popular method of achieving the same results as Battery Isolators by using a relay combined with a circuit that senses when a charging source is being applied to either battery.
The DC Branch circuit distributes from a single-cable high amperage DC Main circuit to multiple circuits carrying lower amperage s through smaller wires. Blue System DC Branch circuits typically carry currents below 50 Amperes to the load devices.
The AC Main power system creates a path from the ship's source of AC power to the AC branch distribution system. It begins at the AC power source, such as shore power, genset or an inverter power source and ends at the AC Branch circuit. An AC power source always has an AC AC Main circuit breaker near the power source.
The AC Branch power system distributes high amperage current from a single cable into lower amperage's in multiple wires. It provides circuit protection and switching. It begins at the AC Main circuit, and ends at the AC load outlet.