Hello all -
I am rebuilding my AC distribution to prepare for another cold winter on the water
in Toronto. We need to run two agitators, plus heating
for the house. I plan to use two 30A shore power
feeds and run them into a new BlueSea 360 panel. Details below, I would appreciate some feedback whether this looks like a good solution.
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The panel will service
the "winter branch" on the left side, the default branch on the right side.
On the left
, top to bottom, a rotary switch selects power either from shore, or the right hand branch
. Power passes through an ammeter through an ELCI to four 15A breakers. Each of these breakers will service
one dual outlet GFCI receptacle: engine
room (for a block heater), two in the cockpit
(in weatherproof, in use boxes) one each for each agitator or other outdoor power needs, one outlet is on the panel itself.
On the right hand
, top to bottom, a rotary switch selects power input from shore or inverter
, and one extra position could be hooked up to a genset if I ever would install one. Ammeter, then ELCI plus main breaker. I plan to feed the left hand branch
from below the main breaker. Finally, breakers for nav. station, pilothouse-galley light resp. outlets (2), cabin
lights resp. outlets (2).
Separating light and outlets seems the right thing, because when a load trips the breaker, you still have light to see what you're doing. One thing I was wondering about was whether to use a weaker fuse (5 or 10 A) on the light circuits, or just go with 15 because it won't matter in practice?
Does this setup make sense?
Thanks for feedback!