I am building a new sail boat in Europe
. I plan to keep it in there for a year, sail to the Caribbean
, stay there for a year and then to California
. The builder
wants to set the entire boat up as a European boat with:
1) The AC bus will be powered by either shore-power or the generator
(220/50) which will power the battery charger
, the water
heater and the Air Conditioning
(all of which can run on 60Hz or 50Hz).
2) The inverter
bus will also be 220/50Hz will support the TV, Microwave, and Washer/Dryer. Since these all are "electronic" they will only run on 50Hz.
3) This design allows the inverter
bus to also be powered by shore power
or the generator
when at anchor
My concern with this design is that all domestic appliances
are 220/50. This makes them difficult to service
in the US and very difficult to replace.
So, I proposed to make everything 220/60Hz. If this were done, everything will work when the boat arrives in the US, and I will have domestic appliances
that can be serviced easily and upgraded with US products.
I have gotten a lot of push back asserting that I don't understand the impact of the 1-phase European vs 2-phase US power impacts the solution. I admit I am not sure on this topic. Is the builder
Am I crazy?