Re: [Amel] Re: Shore Power Cables


Hi, Craig.  There are 3 A/C-Heating units that my info says use 5.4 A each in heater mode, the water heater info says 3.2 A.  So if I'm running all of it at once, I'm up to ~20A, plus what the charger uses (3-7A)...still below the 30A circuit limit and well below the 50A limit.
My ? really is about the size of the wiring not meeting ABYC standards.  Is it your understanding that there would be any difference between using European type 220 vs US type 220?  The 50A 220v shore power cords that are available in the US are huge compared to the 220 line on the boat.  The 30A 110V cord is bigger than the 220 one, but still not what's recommended by ABYC.
I'm not really worried about the boat, but still don't understand the differences between US and European 220 enough to be completely confident when an electrician is telling me the wires are too small to be safe.
Hi to Katherine.

--- 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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