Goto Section: 80.859 | 80.861 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 80.860 Reserve power supply.
(a) When the main power supply is not on the same deck as the main
wheelhouse or at least one deck above the vessel's main deck, a reserve
power supply must be provided and must be so situated. The location of
the reserve power supply must be located as near to the required
transmitter and receivers as practicable and meet all applicable rules
and regulations of the United States Coast Guard.
(b) The reserve power supply must be independent of the propelling
power of the ship and of any other electrical system, and must
simultaneously energize the radiotelephone transmitter at its required
antenna power, the required receivers, the emergency light and the
automatic radiotelephone alarm signal generator. The reserve power
supply must be available at all times.
(c) The reserve power supply may be used to energize the
bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone and the VHF radiotelephone installation
required by § 80.871.
(d) All circuits connected to the reserve power supply must be
protected from overloads.
(e) Means must be provided for charging any batteries used as a reserve
power supply. A continuous indication of the rate and polarity of the
charging current during charging of the batteries must be provided.
(f) The cooling system of each internal combustion engine used as a
part of the reserve power supply must be adequately treated to prevent
freezing or overheating consistent with the season and route to be
traveled by the particular vessel involved.
(g) The reserve power supply must be available within 1 minute.
[ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986; 52 FR 35246 , Sept. 18, 1987]
Goto Section: 80.859 | 80.861
Goto Year: 2020 |
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