I have a 30A Mastervolt IVET C 7.5KVA IT in my boat. The unit was disconnected about 5 years ago by the last owner and in my 3 year ownership
it has remained unconnected. I think it was disconnected because peak dock
loads go over the 30A and until all the talk here about ITs I had just forgotten about it.
I understand its advantages in providing the best safety
protection and in the prevention of electrolytic corrosion
It would be nice to remove the box. I could use the space and save a little weight. I could fit soft starts to reduce the peak loads and make it work, but I am not sure it is needed.
I have RCDs at the power distribution in the boat at the main panel. I also have it at the dock
usually. (It's more than I have in my old house where there are no RCDs). Is this not enough to ensure an adequate degree of safety
There has been no electrolytic corrosion
in the boat and I could minimise the risk of this further by disconnecting shore power
when away and using just solar
charge. Am I underestimating this risk?