Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?
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Hi Duane. Check the chargers for your phones and computer. Unless they are very old , most chargers will accept 90 to 240 volts AC. Should be a label on the chargers themselves. Makes life easier…
All The Best, Joel
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Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:59 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?
I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.
It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance. However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard. It also makes getting one easier...
Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?