Thanks for all the help. I talked to Kisae support today and I think the solution is to use a bullet or "metra" style connector that pushes into the wire receptacle. Otherwise, I will follow the above suggestions.
With respect to the amperage, I think the A/C throughput is 17.5 amps if the line out using the built-in GFCI is used. However, there is also a line out that does not use the GFCI and it is supposed to be 30 amps.
BTW, I received excellent service
from the local Kisae support. Fortunately their Canadian service
outlet is on my way to work, so I stopped in this am with the Inverter
. No appointment or advance notice, but the rep put it on their test bench and determined there was probably a software
error, but he needed the monitor
to fix it, which I'd left wired into my instrument panel. Rather than fix the old one, he gave me a reconditioned new model unit which he said had a number of upgrades and additional features. We spent an hour testing all of the charging
and inverter modes under various loads and modes and he printed out the manual and installation
guide and made sure I knew how to operate it and that it was properly wired into the boat and that I knew how to add any additional A/C sources to make sure there is no possibility of A/C feedback. My inverter was out of warranty, but this didn't seem to be an issue.