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Old 02-04-2009, 20:05   #1
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220 volt conversion

I searched but no joy.
What is the cheapest solution for a 110 v. boat wanting to take advantage of 220 v. power in the rest of the world?
I have a shore power 110 v. outlet now working on the boat.
I want to take advantage (not too often) of the righteous and manly 220 v. power.
Please help. Including you, Gordy May. This is a Thunder Bay issue.

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Old 02-04-2009, 20:40   #2
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There was a lot of discussion on this in the following threads. Hope this helps!

Advice Needed - 110v shore to 220v yacht

how do I convert 12v to 220v with a inverter

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You need a step-down transformer. You have expensive marine type versions, dirt-cheap domestic type versions and stuff in between, like water-resistant mobile versions. Bet you'll find info using "stepdown transformer" on Google or forum search.

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Iíve recently given up communicating with the dead, but in your case Iíll make an exception, and direct you to these fine articles on the subject

Using European AC Power Aboard
by Jack Tyler (s/v Whoosh)

European Power Onboard

Upgrades to the 125VAC Electrical Power System
by John Stevens (s/v Sarah)

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Wired for the World
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Cruising World - Wired for the World
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