RCS Electrical Services is your boat wiring expert. Contact us for all your boat lift and boat dock electrical wiring power and lighting. Also for all your shore power, underwater lighting, dock lighting installation, repair, and maintenance needs.
Lights create an environment of safety and security around your boat dock and boat lift areas. It is best to chose lighting that casts illumination downward, away from your eyes while focusing on the floor area. This enhances safety by illuminating your pathway while keeping glare to a minimum.
We install all of our shore power circuit protected by special GFI breakers. We understand the danger associated with shore power, and our technicians take special precautions so that you and your loved ones are safe when connecting your boat to our shore power circuits.
Bad or unsafe electrical installations near or around docks can lead to Electric Shock Drowning or ESD. When people swim around leaky electrical installations, they can be exposed to these stray electrical currents and be electrocuted. This is why we use protective devices such as GFI breakers in every electrical installation we make around boat docks or boat lifts. These breakers can sense when boat or any other vessel connecting to it has faulty circuitry, and it can shut down the electrical power to the vessel before it can leak and be harmful to humans.
Unsafe or obsolete wiring around boat docks and boat lifts are not only a nuisance, but a life threatening hazard. The image above is a clear example of the type of wiring that ought not to be found around or near your boat dock or boat lift.
If you are using extension cords to operate your boat lift, not only you are putting yourself at risk of electrocution, but you can potentially harm other people around you as well. Electric Shock Drowning or ESD refers to drownings caused by electrocution provoked by faulty electrical wiring that leak into the water. These leaking electrical currents can paralyze and disable a swimmer near it, cause him/her to lose control of arms, legs, and other muscles, and succumb to drowning.
Upgrade, repair and replace all electrical wiring around your boat dock or boat lift that does not appear to be working in a safe manner.
Compare this image with the one just above it. This installation is designed to do the same thing as the electrical wiring depicted before it. The only difference is that this boat dock wiring is safe and performs its functions correctly. All the wiring connecting to this boat dock is wired to special GFI breakers designed to protect human life in the case of accidental contact with the water.