Manuals for Vetus electrical equipment

Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

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3 simple steps to make your diesel system reliable and robust

STEP ONE  - Get the manuals for your equipment

Owner, Workshop and Parts Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

The manuals on this page are provided for public information and education and can be downloaded for free.  All copyrights belong to copyright holders stated in the documents.

congratulations - by downloading these free manuals you are taking an important step towards making your engine more reliable and robust.


STEP TWO - regular maintenance

Simple, regular maintenance is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to avoid problems and accelerated engine wear. Most expensive repairs start from a lack of basic maintenance or ignoring small warnings. The work is not difficult - it just needs to be done.

The purpose is so that we can enjoy our boat for all the reasons we bought her. Trust yourself. Do the work regularly and be methodical.


Download free checklists here

if you need clear, easy-to-understand help

300+ drawings

Seeing is Understanding

Marine Diesel Basics 1
Maintain, Winterize and Recommission

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  140+ tasks, 300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
•  paperback US$15.99 £10.99 €12.99
•  ebook (kindle, kobo, ibooks, google, epub) US$9.99


STEP THREE - keep a Maintenance Logbook

Keep a detailed and accurate record:

  1. all the work done on your diesel system - what, when  & by who
  2. inventory of serial numbers, component descriptions
  3. early warning of potential problems
  4. time and details of any changes in performance

Use a notebook or use your iPad, tablet or desktop and record the information in an editable PDF directly as you work.

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Maintenance eLogbook

If you've every struggled to keep a logbook, this editable eLogbook may be exactly the help you need.

- "fillable form" PDF
- clickable checklists
- write, edit  details of all tasks completed
- 40+ drawings to help inspections
- all common measurements with live calculators
- just $7.99 196 pages

"the Perfect Logbook" - verified purchaser

Vetus Batteries Brochure


Marine Power Low Maintenance (LM)
Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF)
Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)
GEL 2V marine batteries


3 pages
publ. - no date given

1.8 MB file

Vetus Battery Box Drawing


Battery Box
55, 70 and 108 Ah batteries


2 page
publ.  August 2001

<1 MB file

Vetus ACCUSCH Battery Switch Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Battery Switch


2 pages
publ. March 2014

< 1 MB file

Vetus Battery Charger AGM Manual

Instructions for Use

(Vetus) AGM Batteries


8 pages
publ. November 2007


< 1 MB file



Vetus BS1502C Battery Splitter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions


52 pages
publ. June 2014

2 MB file

Vetus BC12051 Battery Charger Operation Manual and Installation Instuctions

Operation Manual and
Installation Instructions

BC 12051 Battery Charger


40 pages
publ. May 2013

< 1 MB file

Vetus BC120202 Battery Charger Operation Manual and Installation Instructions

Operation Manual and
Installation Instructions

Battery Chargers:

BC120202        BC120263
BC120403        BC120603
BC120803        BC240303
BC240503       BC240803

48 pages
publ. October 2004

< 1 MB file

Vetus Battery Charger & Inverter Operation Manual and Installation Instructions

Operation and

Installation Instructions
Inverter - Battery Charger

COMBI 1512   COMBI 1514
COMBI 3012   COMBI 3024


80 pages
publ. March 2010

5 MB file

Vetus BW3 Battery Watch Operation Manual & Installation Instructions

Operation Manual &
Installation Instructions

Type BW3 Battery Watch


44 pages
publ. June 1993

1 MB file

Vetus EP 46844 Gauge Splitter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Interface for Slave Gauge
Interface for Warning System


8 pages
publ. January 2018

< 1 MB file

Vetus VENT12A Squiirel Fan (Extractor Fan) Installation Instructions and Operation Manual

Installation Instructions
and Operation Manual

Vent 12A  Extractor Fan
(Squirrel Cage Extractor)

8 pages
publ. January 2014

1 MB file

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