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INTERNATIONAL MARINE CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

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SYSTEM INSTALLATION CHECKLIST


SMALL CRAFT - EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE DC INSTALLATIONS
Ref.: ISO 10133

FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY


Report No.:

Manufacturer:
Signatory, Name:
Signatory, Title:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Boat Model Name:
Boat Model Year:

Subject to check
1 The system is fully insulated two-wire or two-wire with negative ground
2 The hull is not used as a current-carrying conductor
3 The engine mounted wiring uses the engine block as the grounded conductor
4 The equipotential bonding conductor is connected to the craft's ground
5 Switches and controls are marked to indicate their use, unless the purpose of the
switch is obvious and its mistaken operation will not cause a hazardous condition.
6 Protective devices are provided at the source of power
7 Selection, arrangement and performance of protective devices are in compliance
8 Voltage range of d.c. equipment between 10,5 and 15,5 V or 21 and 31 V except
where higher minimum is specified.
9 Length and cross-sectional area of conductors in each circuit are such that the
calculated voltage drop does not exceed 10 % of the nominal battery voltage for any
appliance, when every appliance in the circuit is switched on at full load
10 Batteries are installed in dry and vented location above bilge water level
11 Movement of batteries is less than 10 mm at force twice the battery weight
12 Installed batteries are capable of inclinations of 30 without leakage
13 Monohull sailing craft: spilled electrolyte is contained up to 45 without leakage
14 Metal objects can not come into contact with the battery terminal
15 Batteries are protected against mechanical damage
16 Batteries are not installed directly above or below a fuel tank or fuel filter
17 Metallic components within 300 mm above battery top are electrically insulated
18 Connected battery cable terminals do not depend on spring tension
19 Battery disconnect switch is installed in positive conductor, connected to the supply
system in a readily accessible location as close as practical to the battery(-ies) (see
exceptions)
20 Minimum continuous rating of battery switch is equal to maximum current of main
circuit breaker and intermittent load of starting motor circuit or the rating of the feeder
conductor
21 Separate battery disconnect switch is installed for engine cranking motor
22 Remote controlled battery disconnect switch permits safe manual operation
23 Electrical distribution uses correct stranded-copper conductors
24 Insulation of conductors is from fire retardant material
25 Conductors are sheathed, in conduits, trunking, trays or supported every 300 mm
26 Sheathed and battery conductors to the disconnect switch are supported every 300
mm with the first support less than 1 m from terminal
27 Other sheathed conductors are supported every 450 mm except outboard motor
starter conductors
28 Conductors exposed to physical damage are protected
29 Conductors through bulkhead and structural members are protected
30 Minimum conductor dimensions comply with standard
31 Conductors on voltage critical circuits comply with standard
32 Area of separately installed conductors longer than 200 m is at least 1 mm

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Requirements
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Yes

4.3
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Yes
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4.4

[Yes ?]

Yes

4.5

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Yes

4.6
5.1
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INTERNATIONAL MARINE CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE


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Manufacturer:
Boat Model Name:
Boat Model Year:

Subject to check
33 Area of multi conductor sheaths are at least 0,75 mm and extend out of the sheath
less than 800 mm (see exception)
34 The d.c. circuit is separated from the a.c.
35
Function identification of conductors except integral engine conductors is provided
36 Insulated equipotential bonding conductors are green or green/yellow striped or
uninsulated
37 Conductors with green (or green with a yellow stripe) insulation are not used for
current carrying conductors
38 Means of identification other than colour for d.c. positive conductors is identified on
the wiring diagram
39 Colour identification of d.c. negative conductors is according to standard
40 Engine spaces: Insulation temperature ratings of conductors is 70C minimum,
conductors are oil resistant or protected by conduit or sleeving and capacity is in
accordance with A.1
41 Conductors comply with specifications in ISO 6722-3 and 6722-4
42 Conductors are routed above bilge water level or at least 25 mm above automatic
bilge pump switch
43 Conductors routed in the bilge area are in an IP 67 enclosure, in accordance with
IEC 60529
44 Conductors are routed away 50 mm from water-cooled exhaust components, unless
an equivalent thermal barrier is provided
45 Conductors are routed away 250 mm from dry exhaust components, unless an
equivalent thermal barrier is provided
46 Circuits or conductors are protected by a manually reset trip-free circuit breaker or
fuse which is installed within 200 mm from the power source, or each conductor
over its entire length from source to circuit breaker or fuse is covered (see
exceptions)
47 Voltage rating of fuses and circuit breakers are not less than the nominal circuit
voltage
48 Current rating of fuses and circuit breakers are not higher than the value for the
conductor of smallest diameter
49 If a self limiting output circuit or generator is installed, no fuses or circuit breakers
are necessary
50 Control elements, indicating instruments, circuit breakers and fuses on panel
boards are readily accessible
51 Terminals of panel boards are accessible
52 IP ratings of connections and components on panel boards are fulfilled
53 Panel-board (-s) are permanently marked with the nominal system voltage
54 If craft equipped with both d.c. and a.c. electrical systems have their distribution
from either separate panel-boards or a common one with a partition or other
positive means provided to separate clearly the a.c. and d.c. sections from each
other
55 Wiring diagrams identifying circuits, components and conductors are on board the
craft
56 Conductor connections are located protected from weather or IP 55 enclosed
57 Connections above deck exposed to intermittent immersion are IP 67
58 Studs, nuts and washers are corrosion resistant and galvanically compatible
59 Aluminium and unplated steel are not used for studs, nuts or washers in electrical
circuits
60 All conductors have suitable terminals
61 Screw clamp and screwless terminal blocks conform to IEC 60947
62 Other terminals are of ring or self-locking spade type (see exceptions)
63 Twist-on connectors (wire nuts) are used
64 Exposed shanks of terminals are protected against accidental shorting except those
for the grounding systems
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Checked ?

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7.7

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Yes

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8.1

[Yes ?]

Yes

8.2

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Yes

8.2

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Yes

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Yes
Yes

10.6

[Yes ?]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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No

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Manufacturer:
Boat Model Name:
Boat Model Year:

Subject to check
Clause
65 The smallest conductor to connector and conductor to terminal withstands a tensile
force equal to at least the value of Table 1
10.7
66 More than four conductors are secured to one terminal stud
10.8
67 Receptacles/sockets and plugs for the d.c. system are not interchangeable wit
those for the a.c. system
11.1
68 Receptacles/sockets installed in locations subject to rain, spray or splashing have a
minimum protection of IP 55, in accordance with IEC 60529 when not in use (e.g.
protected by a cover with an effective weatherproof seal)
11.2
69 Receptacles/sockets installed in areas subject to flooding or momentary
submersion have a minimum protection of IP 67, in accordance with IEC 60529,
including when in use with connecting plugs
11.3
70 Electrical components in compartments which may contain explosive vapour and
gases are ignition protected according to ISO 8846 (see exception)
12.1
71 Electrical components in compartment with LPG systems are ignition protected as
required in ISO 10239
12.2
72 Requirements for allowable continuous current ratings [A], determined for an
ambient temperature of 30 C, and the minimum number of strands for conductors
are according to the standard
Annex A
72 Information and instructions are included in the Owner's Manual
Annex B

Requirements

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Yes
Yes

Comments:

Date and Signature:

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