Re: Shore power contactor burnt out
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Mine is located
behind the genset. I may have been relocated by the previous owner when the Charles
Isolation Transformer was installed in the lazarette.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 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
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Mon, Jul 15, 2019, 9:25 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...
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
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K -
Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
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.
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