Galvanic Isolator

Galvanic Isolator

Consider outfitting your boat so that it functions as a galvanic isolator boat. There are several reasons to consider this option before embarking on your next maritime adventure. The isolator on your boat will protect it from expensive damage, and that is well worth the cost of installing this device.


A Cost-Effective Solution

The cost of preventing damage to your boat’s aluminum outdrives and metal components far exceeds the cost of investing in a galvanic isolator. Prevent corrosion and keep your vessel’s metal components from being converted into an anode for other boats in the marina at the same time. Reduce the risk of galvanic corrosion by investing in a galvanic isolator. This will extend the lifespan of your vessel and prevent costly repairs.


How it Works

A galvanic isolator has around 2.5 volts of isolation, which protects it against negative stray AC and DC electrolytic charges that originate from the dock. The key feature is the advanced isolation, which can reduce the degradation of aluminum hulls by nearly 80%. In the absence of a galvanic isolation unit, the metal underneath the water can be compromised through its connection to the shore power ground.


Benefits of a Galvanic Isolator

The benefit of a galvanic isolator is that it is rigged to prevent corrosion from developing in the first place. Outfitting such a boat does require some initial investment, but it pays off in the long run. Preventing metal parts submerged below the waterline from corroding is always wise, but it also saves money in the long run. The corrosion is likely to be even more pronounced if the marina is in a saltwater area.

The isolator protects the submerged metal components and the aluminum hull. This enables you to connect to shore power without exposing the metal parts to galvanic corrosion caused by low-level DC currents. Once you have the galvanic isolation system installed correctly, the outdrive and metal components will have a longer lifespan, and you get to avoid costly repairs and replacement parts.


SmartShore Marine Galvanic Isolation

A galvanic isolator is waterproof, compact, and free of excessive heat during use. It should allow up to 50 amps of shore power connectivity, with options for domestic or international hook-ups with a ground wire.

It will protect the boat from power leaks, short circuits, and other electrical problems that could pose a hazard. The SmartShore Marine isolator system protects your boat from issues with shore power. Always check to ensure that the mounting and connectivity hardware is included with your system.

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