Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: using a 110v power-strip on 230v boat - Positive Included this time

Porter McRoberts

Can you make a recommendation as to what to get?  No implied liability of course! 

Thank you as always!  Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 19, 2017, at 9:17 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Absolutely correct Gary!

Some of the US 110VAC power strips have electronics inside which are vulnerable to 230VAC 50htz.

This issue is that Duane, or anyone else trying this risky substitute for the "right thing," won't know whether the device will melt-down or not. It is one of the reasons I said in my reply to Duane, "There also could be lots of other issues...It is much simpler and much better to..." 

Maybe I should have gone into more detail, and I apologize for not giving the "burn your boat to the waterline" warning. I had written "other issues," and need to state that this is not the only other issue.  


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Jul 18, 2017 22:58, "Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:

If the power strip has surge protection it will fry with the 230v (I think). I did have one power strip smoke off, without any load, aboard already so I don't have them any more.
We do have an inverter for the 110v loads and that seems to be a good solution.
In lieu of a strip I use short length, one-to-three extensions.

Gary W.
S/V Adagio
Marmaris, Turkey

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