I'm the one that started this post. Here's what's been going on.
The marina brought their electrician to the boat. He's not a boat electrician. The wires I've been using also plug
into my Yamaha generator
and that power comes through just fine. The set up I have is a cord with a Marinco plug on it plugged into the dock
fixture. It goes out to a standard 110 female outlet. The stepdown transformer has a three prong plug that plugs into it. Out of the stepdown transformer comes another three prong female outlet. I plug in my cord into it and it takes the power inside the boat.
Last year when we were in Fiji
, we had the same problem but found after having local electricians work on the set up that Fiji
doesn't wire their plugs the same way they do in the US. With some rearranging, we got it all straightened out and had no problem for the remaining 10 months we were there.
With that being said, I think with a good degree of certainty that there is no problem with the stepdown transformer. The problem must lay in the wiring
. I'm just not sure what that might be.
I figure to sit on the dock
with all the cords and transformer and just keep sticking wires into the Marinco fitting and testing what comes out of the transformer. Eventually I may get it right. The marinas
electrician told me that I don't really need the ground and disconnected it at the power post. That made no difference in the RP I just keep on getting. I do have one of the little plugs that tell you if your wiring
is set up correctly so I'll be trying that when I start playing with the wires at the plug.
If anyone has any suggestions on how this should actually be wired(at the plug) I'd love to hear them.
Thanks for the feed back.