Hi. Yes, I scoured through previous posts regarding this topic (that seems to always be the 1st comment/advice) but since Iím dealing with a real rather than hypothetical situation, could not find what I need.
Situation: I brought a European boat
over that has the 220v/16a setup suited for Europe
This is what connects to shore power
That cable terminates inside the boat
And from there goes to a two pole circuit breaker:
That (I think is rated for 16a) w/ a rated operating voltage of 230/400. Thereís also a galvanic isolator
that one of the cables
seems to go to bypassing the breaker altogether.
Then the wire leads to the distribution panel. I donít have anything onboard that requires 220/16 but I am a bit concerned about the wire gauge running to the AC electric
outlets (which I may or may not change to US-type outlets) both my water heater
and battery charger
can use 110/v.
I have not yet located the AC to DC converter but there may not even be one if all DC equipment
is powered directly via the batteries
This is what I believe i must do:
1. New shore cable (120v/30a) to connect to....
2. New boatside connector
and from there...
3. A new circuit breaker rated for at least 30a (and around 110v of course)
I donít have a large power draw so the 50a route
is -at this time- unnecessary.
Now, according to my research
120v has 3 wires (black, white and green) while 220 has 4 wires (red & black are hot, white is neutral and green is ground as they are with 110v as well)
So in this case do I combine the red&black wires and deal with the other two as theyíve been dealt with before or is there a trick Iím missing?
And can someone perhaps look under their hood
and see exactly what make/model of circuit breaker they have? It appears that marineco has the market cornered when it comes to this stuff.
And my final question: am I missing something?
Thanks in advance)