Figure 1-12.--DANGEROUS! BEWARE! Shipboard ungrounded electrical distribution systems are DEADLY.
actually physical components, but are inherent in the
Representative values of a large operating system can
design of electrical equipment and cable.
vary widely, depending on the size of the ship and the
number of electrical circuits connected together.
The value of the capacitance generated between
the conductor and ground is determined by the radius
Figure 1-12, view B, also shows the capacitance
of the conductor, the distance between the conductor
of the generator to ground, the capacitance of the
and the bulkhead, the dielectric constant of the
distribution cable to ground, and the capacitance of the
material between the two, and the length of the cable.
load equipment to ground. As stated before, these
capacitances cannot be seen, since they are not