I find this topic most interesting and helpful.
I have a US boat built to run 220v European voltage and have 2 transformers converting dockside 110v input into 220v European and run all European appliances on the boat.
My boat is in the US and is often at a dock.
I also have a Maspower[?]
[Yanmar motor] 8kva Generator
, built/supplied in Florida
, which I believe is also 220volt.
I recently replaced one of the airconditioners and as the technician was familiar with the boat and had serviced the other two aircon units I didn''t ask him about US/Euro voltage - perhaps I should have.
Altho I now recall
him possibly mentioning, when previously servicing the other 2 units, that the fans should be run on high. It is helpful to now know why, thanks to this blog. This creates an issue with the 3rd unit as he suggested because of price
considerations that I go up a size when replacing it, and now it is too powerful for the area it cools and thus the fan can only be run on low speed, altho this also creates an occasional icing-up issue with the unit itself.
Hmmmm..... I am looking at putting an air deflector on the ceiling outlet so that it can become more useable. At the moment I now run it to initially & rapidly cool the area and then turn it off, which allows the adjacent aircons to cope with keeping it from heating
up again. Not ideal but ....
Any suggestions? I would be better exchanging it for one of the other 2, but this would be cost prohibitive as it is in a very awkward and hard to reach location.
My other query is about my European washing
machine, which is driving me nuts. It is a front loading small unit and it just doesn't work properly.
It rarely gets up to speed to spin the drum properly - washes ok, but doesn't have the 'juice' to power the spin cycle. Will occasionally do so when empty or when run late at night when the dock power supply is under less power load.
I believe it is to do with the 50 - 60 cycle issue but am not getting any answers by marine
electricians I talk to.
The same thing occurs when I run it off the generator
Please, please can somebody give me some answers to the washing
machine issue, as it is a great little machine and is very useful, but just rarely works.
It is not a combination washer/dryer, only a washer.
Looking forward to some helpful responses,