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Old 22-06-2009, 21:37   #1
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Is This a Bad Idea?

I want to install a 230V 50Hz AC Source Selection Panel.
I then want one 16 Amp breaker (230V 50Hz) and one 30 Amp breaker (120V 60Hz).
Here is a link to the Panel. 230 Volt AC 2 Sources - PN 1109 - Blue Sea Systems
I can't see the hardware knowing the difference between 50Hz and 60Hz so long as the panel is rated for the higher voltage.
This would allow me to just flip the breakers when using European power. I would also have to switch my Victron Energy 3600 watt isolation transformer but that will just be another switch.
I do have a question into BlueSea, but I thought I'd ask here.
Anyone?

Thanks,
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I want to install a 230V 50Hz AC Source Selection Panel.
I then want one 16 Amp breaker (230V 50Hz) and one 30 Amp breaker (120V 60Hz).
Here is a link to the Panel. 230 Volt AC 2 Sources - PN 1109 - Blue Sea Systems
I can't see the hardware knowing the difference between 50Hz and 60Hz so long as the panel is rated for the higher voltage.
This would allow me to just flip the breakers when using European power. I would also have to switch my Victron Energy 3600 watt isolation transformer but that will just be another switch.
I do have a question into BlueSea, but I thought I'd ask here.
Anyone?

Thanks,
Extemp.
I received the following (in blue) from BlueSea. It answers the equipment compatibility issue, however, I still don't know if there are other reasons that this may be a bad idea.
I'm still waiting to hear your opinions.
Anyone?

Extemp.

Good Morning,

Yes, our 120VAC breakers are all rated for 230VAC 50 Hz.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best Regards,

Engineering Technician
Blue Sea Systems
425 Sequoia Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
United States of America

Phone : (360) 738-8230
Fax : (360) 734-4195
Web : www.bluesea.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Extemp.
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:07 PM
To: Engineering Technician
Subject: Re: Question

Thanks for your reply.

Your very answers, are the Questions I'm asking!
I think I should have been more specific than I thought that I was. So
here it goes.
I have your model PN 1109 Panel (which is a 230V 50Hz panel). I now want
to install BlueSea 120V 60Hz breakers.
Can I do this? I guess the question as per your previous answer would
be, are the BlueSea 120V 60Hz breakers rated for 230V and 50Hz?

Let me know.

Regards,
Extemp.

Engineering Technician wrote:
> Good Morning,
>
> As long as the breakers are rated for 230V 50Hz, then yes you can, as long as they fit in the same aperature.
> Please let me know if you have any other questions.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Engineering Technician
> Blue Sea Systems
> 425 Sequoia Drive
> Bellingham, WA 98226
> United States of America
>
> Phone : (360) 738-8230
> Fax : (360) 734-4195
> Web : www.bluesea.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Extemp.
> Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 10:45 PM
> To: Blue Sea Systems
> Subject: Question
>
> Can I install 120 Volt (60Hz) 30 Amp double pole breakers into the
> BlueSea PN 1109 - 230 Volt (50Hz) panel?
> Let me know.
>
> Thank-You,
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