My shore power
inlets are nearly 30 feet of wire to the electrical
panel. That doesn't meet ABYC standards, so I am preparing to install breakers in the aft cabin
near the inlets (I have two 30a inlets).
Third world shore power
is intermittent at best, so we wind
up using our inverter
almost every day. It's a pretty significant battery
drain, especially if we heat a cup of tea in the microwave, so I like to get back on shore power as soon as it is available.
When I install the breakers near the inlet, I want to include a "Shore power available" light so we don't have to guess if the local electric
company has restored service
. Have any of you done this and how satisfied are you with the result?