Re: Shore power contactor burnt out



The contactor relay is not in the engine room on early SMs. See the photo I attached earlier. It is inside the cockpit lazarette. 


CW Bill Rouse
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On Mon, Jul 15, 2019, 9:25 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I put the switch in the engine room in the same location as the contactor.  This was the easiest location since it did not require splicing or replacing the main power cable. The switch required a larger junction box. I never start the genset without checking the oil so popping down to the engine room to change the switch is not a big deal. However, there have been a few times when I wish I had located the switch next to the remote start in the galley. If I had to do it over, I’d probably put it here.



With best regards,





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Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shore power contactor burnt out


Thanks for the explanation Mark.

I rarely connect to shore power (650W solar panels), but I’ll try to replace it with an equivalent automatic switch.  But out of interest, if you install a manual switch, did you place it in an easier to access location (like near the generator switch in the galley)?  I might do that if it fails again.

Thanks again
Eamonn Washington
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