PDN conduits

Power is distributed between power sources and vessel systems by conduits. Each conduit is designed for distributing a particular type of power and will have a maximum rating for the amount of power (current) it can handle.


A conduit distributes power between nodes. Nodes can connect to conduits via a conduit tap to either supply power (via the node's downstream interface) or receive power (via the node's downstream interface). The vessel's PDN is designed to provide as much flexibility and redundancy for power distribution as possible, minimising the need to make new connections unless damage or extraordinary operational requirements make this necessary. 

Conduits are rated for a particular power standard, although in some cases can distribute other standrds at reduced efficiency.