Re: [Amel] Re: Shore Power Cables


Oh, forgot to address your ? about the 110 circuit. It was added by Amel at the original owner's request and goes through a110-220 transformer before going to the chargers.  I have to physically unplug a connection from the 220 power supply and plug it into the 110 power supply at the forward bulkhead in the engine room to use the 30A 110V shore power.

--- On Wed, 11/10/10, sv Sangaris <sangaris@...> wrote:

From: sv Sangaris <sangaris@...>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shore Power Cables
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12:34 PM


Hey Kent,
Sailing south you won't need the heaters - problem solved :-)

I'd guess the 110v feed is an add-on by the former US owner of Kristy, not original Amel, correct? What wattage are you drawing on your heaters - many are in the 1800w range. Sounds like you've got more than one - two would present 3600w which at 120v gives you the 30A limit of your cable - no wonder it's hot!

If you need the heaters until you go south, can you run a separate additional 110 line out to the dock for one of the heaters? ... or get a 220v heater?

Seems you really needn't rip into the Amel wiring at all.


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