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The electrical equipment is an important but also complex component of the ship, as electrical and electronic systems on board are used in practically all areas. In principle, the regulations of the Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE, Association of German Electrical Engineers (AGEE)) 0100 series of standards do not apply to the installation of electrical systems on board; the regulations of the classification societies are more relevant here, for example, the GL classification and construction regulation “I Ship Technology—2 Inland Vessels, 3 Machinery, Systems and Electrical Installations” [8].

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Pfaff, M. (2022). Onboard Power Supply and Electrical Circuit Examples. In: Ship Operation Technology. Springer, Wiesbaden.

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