I am having lots of fun (! are we having fun yet?) wiring
up my new Victron charger/inverter.
One of the trickiest bits is modifying the wiring
so that all of the boat's AC power goes through the Victron. It has to do that so that the power boost feature will work.
I've just about got it, but I'm quite afraid of these connections which could potentially carry, theoretically, 13kW of power momentarily (6.5kW from the genset and 6kW boost power from the inverter). That's a lot of power, so I can't afford to make the tiniest mistake.
I've about decided to connect the AC output from the Victron to the AC power input to the boat's RCD -- residual current
device, a ground fault interrupter in yankspeak. All the boat's AC power currently goes through the RCD to the main AC power bus.
The only problem is I do not want to cut into and crimp onto existing wires, if possible. I want to connect the cable from the Victron AC output directly to the RCD. The problem is that the RCD has some weird looking spade connectors which look permanent. I can't slide them off.
Anybody know what these are? Are they single-use only? So I need to buy a new RCD? Can you buy these connectors?