Originally Posted by El Pinguino
I'm amazed that the standard 3 pin Australian plug seems to be the norm in Australian marinas and that instalations don't have to be checked before you can plug in.
I think you have already won this competition.......
Our marina requires an IP76 15 amp plug for our connection to the marina power stands. . I think I am one of about three boats that actually do have the proper plug and I don't even use it because we don't use the mains.
But regarding horror PO stuff. Our boat originally had a State Electricity Commission certified electrical installation
. But the PO wanted more power outlets so cut the plug off a Kambrook power board, hard wired it into the main electrical
feed BEFORE the switchboard and put it under the galley
behind the kick board. Needless to say ANY water in the bilge would have quickly found that little monster. After discovering that little treat I decided I no longer trusted any of the mains power setup and removed the lot.
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