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Old 15-07-2012, 09:38   #16
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Re: Reverse polarity nightmare

You said you had bypassed the generator,,did the generator circuit have diodes protecting it?
And now that it has been bypassed could not the current possibly track through a faulty ground or resistor?

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Old 15-07-2012, 10:41   #17
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Re: Reverse polarity nightmare

Originally Posted by knots2u View Post
IF there is a connection between the neutral and ground on the boat the DC negative circuit will become hot. This is a hazard on board as well as in the surrounding water.
If the boat has improperly connected the AC ground and neutral together, reverse polarity from shore would immediately trip the main double pole AC breaker.


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