Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of the Galvanic Isolator Installation
Alexandre Uster von Baar
Good morning Francisco,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Did you determine the cause of the failure?
Was too much load on the wire? Was it old?
On Wed, 8/17/16, firstname.lastname@example.org [amelyachtowners] <email@example.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of the Galvanic Isolator Installation
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:52 AM
With regard to the 32A limitation on Super Maramu,
and having had the original Amel black wire catch of fire
quite spectacularly in 2013 (fortunately at a point about 2
metres away from the hull) here's how we tried to tackle
the problem to prevent future incidents:
1. A 30A breaker was installed
inside the lazarette at the point where shore power comes in
(just aft and above the propane locker)
2. The replacement cable for the
burnt-up Amel black cable is the 50A standard US-yellow.
The higher capacity should help ensure a bit more
survivability as the years go by.
3. The replacement cable ends in a
standard yellow US 30A/125V connector, 30A overall being the
ceiling for the boat and 125V being actually acceptable for
the Mastervolt battery chargers.
4. In order to connect to a
US-style standard 50A/220V marine outlet, we are forced to
use an adapter we built: a weatherproof box with a 30A
breaker inside. On the shore-side, there is a pigtail with
a male plug for the 50A outlet. On the side going to the
boat's power cable, there is pigtail with a connector
for the boat's 30A/125V plug.
In Europe, we have two
adaptors: A. A 25-ft extension connects our
yellow 30A plug to the Euro blue 16A connectorB.
A pigtail connects our yellow 30A plug to the Euro blue
Nr. 350At anchor, Rada di Mezzo Schiffo
(Nelson's Bay), Sardinia