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Old 24-11-2010, 19:31   #1
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115 / 230vac - Dockside Charging

G'day:

My 44' cat was built in France, and has a combined 115/230V/50A (or 120/250, can't recall) female plug for shore power. The panel has switches for both 120 and 240 -- and my question may be silly, but I don't want to fry my system ...

While in US, we hooked up to shore no problem -- obviously 120V or thereabouts.

We're now in Australia, and haven't hooked up to shore power since leaving US in January ... can I hook up to Australia's 230/240V systems? What do I need to check? I've already blown my 110V battery-charger for my drill by trying to plug it in!

Thanks for advice!

/jon

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Better call a 'Sparky'. Or make sure the breakers are all off and then carefully trace and measure the voltages until you understand the system. Got a manual?
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