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Old 18-09-2016, 11:23   #16
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Re: Adding 2nd 30 amp shore power inlet

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Nothing to add to the electrical nuances above, but a buddy added an additional 30 amps in an interesting way.

He installed the second 30 amp inlet in the anchor locker (I'm sure he dealt with making it water tight) so regardless of which end of the boat was closest to the pedestal, his power cords (I guess 25ft & 50ft) easily reached.
adding a 2nd plug point for an existing panel for convenience (which it sounds like) is much different then adding a 2nd fully usable plug for additional power. it should go in the same spot.

most bigger boats have a switchable port and stb plug so they can dock either side.
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Re: Adding 2nd 30 amp shore power inlet

If you upgrade the existing 30A to a 50A/120V you need to upsize the wires from 10awg to 6awg all the way to the panel.
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If you upgrade the existing 30A to a 50A/120V you need to upsize the wires from 10awg to 6awg all the way to the panel.
Yep, that's what we did.. It needed replacement anyways. RCI and galvanic isolator as well. SmartPlug plug and receptacle.
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Re: Adding 2nd 30 amp shore power inlet

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adding a 2nd plug point for an existing panel for convenience (which it sounds like) is much different then adding a 2nd fully usable plug for additional power. it should go in the same spot.

most bigger boats have a switchable port and stb plug so they can dock either side.
I think my post clearly addresses what the OP was desiring, a second full 30 amp service, not a second plug point for convenience.

Perhaps you have misunderstood me, or I misunderstand your post.
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Nothing to add to the electrical nuances above, but a buddy added an additional 30 amps in an interesting way.



He installed the second 30 amp inlet in the anchor locker (I'm sure he dealt with making it water tight) so regardless of which end of the boat was closest to the pedestal, his power cords (I guess 25ft & 50ft) easily reached.

It sort of took a turn here, then I thought what a neat idea, cause I carry two 50' cords as it is just to connect sometimes as my connection is at the stern, but I usually bow in and it sure would be nice to have a connection there. I guess that reinforced the turn.


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