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Old 11-05-2014, 22:22   #1
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Inverter Through AC Panel?

I bought my sailboat last Fall and it came w/ an inverter (I think a 1,500 watt). The seller said that he's plugged an extension cable into the inverter and then bough a shore power adapter for the other end and plugged this end into the shore power recepticle so that the boat outlets would be powered while underway. Is this possible? It seems a bit sketchy...
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I bought my sailboat last Fall and it came w/ an inverter (I think a 1,500 watt). The seller said that he's plugged an extension cable into the inverter and then bough a shore power adapter for the other end and plugged this end into the shore power recepticle so that the boat outlets would be powered while underway. Is this possible? It seems a bit sketchy...
would it work ? yes. is it correct no. the inverter should be perminatly wired into the AC panel.
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Re: Inverter Through AC Panel?

That is not a bad way to arrange power into the boat's 120Vac breaker panel. If you later buy a little Honda generator it can use the same idea of an extension cord and an adapter.
I sometimes like the idea of physically connecting your power via cables and plugs as opposed to switches that can be turned the wrong way.
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