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.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
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.
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Trapani, Sicliy, Italy.