Here is the results of the circuit checking I did this AM.
With shore power
on, I check each outlet with one of those polarity checker that shows if it is wired correctly. All outlets when on shore power show that they are wired alright.
Shore power off. Generator on and connected:
All three port side 110 outlets show "hot/neutral reversed". Three of four starboard outlets show the same--"hot/neutral reversed". One--the one I wired with directions from a ABYC certified electrician shows up as "Hot/ground reversed".
When I plug
in the tester, the reverse polarity light lights. With nothing plugged in into any plug
, the reverse polarity light blinks on and off very weakly.
I plugged in the tester to the generators 110 outlet, not the round plug that goes into the boat and it comes back with "open ground" on the indicator light.
How can a boats outlets be wired alright when on shore power but vary so much when on a generator. I'm either missing something or just don't quite understand the principles of how to wore a boat(no surprise there). Sholdn't they all read the same no matter where they get their power?