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Old 15-04-2018, 20:00   #1
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Small appliance question

Do the cords need to be 3 prong or is 2 prong ok?

We are looking at getting a little toaster oven for use at the dock on our 26' Ranger. I just finished installing the shore power and installed a breaker panel with a built-in ELCI as well as GFCI outlets on each circuit.

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Re: Small appliance question

Personally I think the most important thing on a boat, where grounding can be unreliable (it shouldn't be, but frequently is) is the GFI/RCD. Since you say you have GFI outlets you have that covered.

In the US, if the appliance (new ones) is UL listed and has a two-prong plug then it must be double-insulated, otherwise it must have a three-prong plug. I'm quite comfortable with two-prong + GFI (I put more trust in the GFI than good PE ground on most boats).

If you're talking about old/used appliances then I'd want to confirm the construction, but anything even remotely current (20 years?) that is UL listed and with an original two-prong plug is double insulated.

That's an opinion, I'm sure you'll get the opposite from someone shortly.
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... In the US, if the appliance (new ones) is UL listed and has a two-prong plug then it must be double-insulated, otherwise it must have a three-prong plug. I'm quite comfortable with two-prong + GFI (I put more trust in the GFI than good PE ground on most boat ...
Indeed (in Canada too)!
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