a boat that is set up for European power (French built). I'd like to be able to use the HVAC
system and other systems while docked, and without having to run the genset. This means using a transformer to convert 120V to 240V, but this won't change the frequency (50Hz to 60Hz) and some motors are negatively affected.
I'm considering converting the boat to 60Hz: genset engine
speed change, some other components will adapt to 60Hz - HVAC
, TV, Microwave. Still looking into water
maker but also considering replacing with 12V unit. Inverter/charger is more difficult (Heart Interface Freedom 20, not supported by Xantrex).
I'm looking for ideas and experiences of other boaters on how to adapt to the different electrical