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Old 04-01-2015, 15:12   #46
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Re: Wiring of american to european shore power plug

thanks. i just read Calders chapter on this and i am even more confused!

i will wire it up as you did i think.

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..., just like American sockets are unpolarised,...

In the U.S. our receptacles (plugs) are polarized, as are our light sockets (maybe in a way you are not familiar with).

I am an electrician with over 30 years experience.

As to the OP....you had a wiring diagram and yet you were still confused. You NEVER should have attempted what you did.

Yes I know this was an old post.
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In the U.S. our receptacles (plugs) are polarized, as are our light sockets (maybe in a way you are not familiar with).

I am an electrician with over 30 years experience.

As to the OP....you had a wiring diagram and yet you were still confused. You NEVER should have attempted what you did.

Yes I know this was an old post.

Im well aware of NMEA 1 plugs and sockets, I should have said "some", as older ones can be unpolarised.

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i know this is an old post but i wonder if someone could clarify for me.

i am making up a tail to connect a European yacht shore power lead to a US 240v dock supply. i have a European female three pin 32 amp adaptor at one end and a Marinco 50 amp male locking plug at the other. Can someone confirm if Golden Orchids wiring diagram for the Marinco plug is correct? There were so many posts on this subject with scary comments that i am now confused. any help gratefully received.
if you are in any way confused DONT DO IT.
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Re: Wiring of american to european shore power plug

what confused me were not the answers to the original question but all the old buffers ranting away at each other. how dull.
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what confused me were not the answers to the original question but all the old buffers ranting away at each other. how dull.
well I gave chapter and verse on this in this thread. ( and many agreed with my analysis)

However directly connecting a US split phase to the EU 230 VAC boat is a hack at best , yes it will work, yes it has additional fault modes and yes you need to understand the issues.

If you are a AC newbie, stay well away from this suff and just buy a isolating transformer or step up or engage a professional

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...If you are a AC newbie, stay well away from this suff and...step up or engage([I]HIRE[/I)] a professional

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