The SeaZone system incorporates several power distribution units designed for different kinds of electrical functions and components. The unit at the heart of the system is called powerZone.
It has eight output terminals, safety fuses and microprocessors and can be configured/programmed to control all electrical devices and components so as to match your specific requirements. For instance, functions such as interval control, pulse and blink, minimum and maximum current strength, etc can be configured for each individual item of equipment.
You configure the system either directly in the central unit (powerZone has a small screen and four menu buttons) or via a computer. Each output terminal is protected by a safety fuse.
The system is operated either via SeaZone’s own switch panels (controlZone) or via existing Carling switches, buttons and instrument panels. To connect existing buttons and panels to powerZone, an intermediate connection is required via the power distribution unit ioZone. It connects and receives both digital and analogue signals, packeted and communicated digitally to powerZone via an ordinary network cable (CAN Bus).
If, instead, one or more of SeaZone’s panels – controlZones – are used, then an intermediate connection via ioZone will not be needed since the controlZone unit is directly connected to powerZone via a network cable. If one or more powerZone units are placed close to the electrical equipment being monitored, in the stern for instance, and controlZone and/or ioZone units are installed in the instrument panel further down the boat, then you can avoid a jungle of cables and tangled wires. This is because you only need a thin network cable to connect control instruments, buttons and the electrical devices.