I'd like to install an inverter
(and shore power
switch) on my 400, and I'm curious about the AC side of the connections (DC seems clear), specific to the Lagoons.
The shore power
goes into the Lagoon
panel specific to these boats, and two sets of AC plugs come out. In fact, all AC goes through the panel, as the AC breakers for the chargers, water heater
, and AC plugs is on the panel.
I obviously don't want to wire the inverter
into the shore power
line before it gets to the panel, as then the inverter output powers the battery
chargers (bad news). If I try to wire the inverter/switch into the AC plugs after the panel, well then there's two of them to contend with rather than one, as they are on two separate circuits. If I split off the shore power
line before the panel, but only use it on the AC-plugs, then I lose the circuit breaker protection on the Lagoon
panel for those plugs.
I don't really want to go with a full inverter/charger, as it's more money
than I need to spend since the factory Cristec chargers seem just fine, I'm just looking for inverter/switch.
I have a wiring
diagram for the 400 from this site, but it doesn't include what the factory does with the inverter install. I also have a 450 wiring
diagram which include the inverter, but the diagram is not much help as it integrates into the Lagoon panel for distribution.
Can anyone who has done an aftermarket inverter install let me know how you wired the AC?
I'd also like to wire the water heater
into the inverter output through a timer (so as not to flatten batteries) any suggestions there also welcome.