Originally Posted by SailRedemption
.....not sure how to isolate the shore feed from inverter feed on the panel to only do outlets...
- Ronnie...on the geaux
It's not that hard. On a normal Blue Seas panel there are 2 short jumpers from the double main breaker. The one from the neutral breaker goes to the neutral bus. That is the upper one in the diagram below. The other jumper goes from the second breaker(hot) to the solid connector that feeds each 15 amp breaker below. My suggestion earlier was to remove both jumpers, wire from the main breaker to the inverter and the inverter output returning to the neutral and hot buses on the panel. To further isolate the water
heater you remove the solid connector from the row of breakers and cut one breaker distance off. I would do this at the top making the first 15 amp breaker for the water
heater. Then add a small jumper from the hot main breaker to the first breaker down for the water heater. The neutral for the water heater comes from the top neutral main breaker. This keeps both hot and neutral going to the inverter separate from its hot and neutral outputs. It allows the water heater to run only on shore power
You will have to change out the main 30 amp double pole breaker anyway as your shore power
connection will be 50 amps.
This diagram is from a different panel but except for the meters your panel will be the same.