The decision is driven by:
location of AC system / equipment
and location of shore inlet so as to be either protected from weather
and not a tripping hazard
I tried to minimize the wire runs and segregate all the 110v gear
, shore power
, main 110v panel, breakers and transfer switch.
In my case since the main DC distribution panel was on port at the nav station and all the wires over there are 12v I put all the 110v stuff to starboard. The equipment lives in a well ventilated but relatively inaccessible and hardly used locker which is now AC gear
. The panels
are on a bulkhead (starboard side) in the galley
Everything is separated except the 12v supply to the inverter
and the 12v output of the shore power which naturally are connected to 110v equipment.
I don't care for panels
which have BOTH 12v and 110v