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Old 10-05-2016, 18:55   #16
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Re: How do I operate bilge Pump or lights via shore power?

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Of course the advantage of having the bilge pump operate off the 12v system, is that it will continue to service until the battery runs out, even tho the shore power gets turned off due to a thunder storm or some dweeb on the dock plugging in his cord and throwing the breaker. On my boat the inverter serves as a battery charger, isolation transformer, when plugged into shore power. One of the best aftermarket installs I ever made.
I've never heard of a combination charger/inverter/isolation transformer.
What make and model ?
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and, i'm guessing, like the OP, you also don't know the difference between dc current and ac current?
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Re: How do I operate bilge Pump or lights via shore power?

I keep my battery charger on when on shore power. That compensates for any 12v current draw from stuff like bilge pump, 12v lights or 12v refrigerator/freezer.
Of course I also run A/C appliances on the 110 outlets- TV, microwave, etc. I don't really understand the problem.
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