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Old 01-01-2014, 12:38   #1
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110v receptacle "marine quality"?

Are the 110 receptacles on boats any different than those on shore? In other words, is it ok to buy an outlet from Lowes and install it on a boat?
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Old 01-01-2014, 13:10   #2
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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

It's OK but the parts are mostly steel (some are brass plated steel, test with a magnet) and will rust/rot over time.
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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

No idea if the Marine ones are actually brass on the contacts or not, but I would be looking for that or stainless I suppose on whatever ones you buy. They sell Exterior Use ones at Lowes... maybe those are the ones to get.
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Old 01-01-2014, 13:30   #4
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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

Look for Leviton outlets/GFCI's that are marked WR. These are commercial grade. I use only 20 amp outlets.





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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

Mine are all ordinary looking. We seldom use 110 except at the dock. Make sure your 110 is GFI protected
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Old 01-01-2014, 16:22   #6
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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

Thanks guys, all good information!
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Re: 110v receptacle "marine quality"?

Does anyone know a brand where the side screws are not captive so ring terminals can be used?
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