The galvanic isolator prevents electrolytic corrosion. It blocks low voltage DC currents that enter your boat via the shore power earth wire. These currents can cause corrosion to the boat’s underwater metals, like the hull, propeller, shaft and so on.

The galvanic isolator consists internally of two diodes which are connected in an anti-parallel fashion. When they are connected in this way, the diodes allow current in both directions but only above a certain threshold voltage. The voltage at which diodes conduct is about 1.4 VDC. 

The isolator is installed directly behind your boat's 230V connection. The forward voltage from the galvanic isolator is higher than the potential difference between metals. As a result, this voltage will not allow conduction and as such, the galvanic isolator will prevent any electrolytic current. However, if there is a (higher) error voltage in the AC circuit, the diodes will allow current through and the residual-current device will break the circuit.

VDI-64 Galvanic Isolator Specifications

Galvanic Isolator: Waterproof (potted)
Maximum Current: 64A
Peak Current (20ms): 6000A
Connection: M6
Heat Sink Material: Anodized aluminium
Protection Rating: IP67
Weight: 3.2kg
Dimensions (hxwxd): 63 x 164 x 335 mm

 

Protect your boat from corrosion with a Galvanic Isolator Victron Energy

SKU VIC.GDI000064000
Model # GDI000064000
UPC/EAN 8719076048107
Brand Victron Energy
Shipping Weight 3.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.310m
Shipping Height 0.186m
Shipping Length 0.088m
Shipping Cubic 0.051832000m3

Purchase with confidence knowing your product is covered by the Victron 5-year manufacturer warranty.

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