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What Should My Voltage Be on Shore Power? - Greg, on Mar 10, 2016 asked:

My Grand Banks 42 is on shore power but the charge only ever goes to 12.8 VDC. Is this correct or should it be higher?

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15A Shore Power Tripping Breaker - Andy, on Aug 14, 2015 asked:

I have a 2003, Beneteau 361 at Burrard Marina and there is only 15A service. I only have my battery charger on and it still trips the dock breaker. Do you have any suggestions?

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House Battery Bank - Ken, on Feb 25, 2015 asked:

We purchased a new motorhome last summer and I was having some trouble with keeping the house batteries charged. I am not sure if the charger I have is the best one for the job. There are 4 US 2200 XC Batteries that are charged by a Magnum ME 2012 Inverter/Charger. There is a remote (like the one you put on our boat) but it does not have SOC info and I do not know why my batteries die so fast. What accessory do I need to install to have proper SOC readings? There are two systems (a 110V and a 24V), five televisions, water pump, fans, lights, residential fridge, and a few others that all seem to run off of the battery bank when not connected to shore power. If I’m a betting man the draw from the fridge alone will kill those batteries in a matter of a couple of hours. It has a built in Onan Generator that I use to charge the battery bank, but I have to run it all the time. I do not know if my batteries were damaged from misuse when on the dealerships lot.

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Galvanic Isolator Install Location – Rick, on Dec 15, 2014 asked:

I am looking to equip a galvanic isolator – where can I buy a Newmar Failsafe Galvanic Isolator? Is it critical to have it installed close to the shoreline connection? Is six feet too far away?

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Tom – Shore Power, on Jan 27, 2014 asked:

I have been away for the last two months and due to Thunderbird redoing all their slips where I was docked, I am on the hard for the winter. All they had for power was 15amp. I plugged in the shower power system and hooked up a few minor boat heaters and little fans. They were plugged in to the electrical outlets so they should work on AC. My friend was to go by and make sure they were running. He called to say that breaker on the outdoor power pole was tripping. So I suggested turning the inverter off. This turned off the AC, which confuses me. I think it is the inverter drawing all the power, then tripping the 15amp breaker. I am thinking there must be a way to bypass the inverter, maybe a standby mode where the AC plugs will still work. As well, with the battery charger off, am I risking discharging the AGM batteries and the other batteries as well?

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Mark, on Jun 19, 2013 asked:

I have 3 separate runs of 10 gauge (3 wires) attached to my 30 amp shore power plug receptacle on the boat. I want to install a smart plug but there is not enough room for all those wires in the new smart plug. What would be the correct way to join these? Should I use some kind of junction box and have a single set of wires connected to the SmartPlug?

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Richard, on Feb 20, 2012 asked:

I know nothing about electricity, other than it hurts when I lick my finger and stick it in a socket. I was down at my marine store this week and noticed that I can purchase a pig-tail for my 30 amp plug so that I could plug in both "sides" of my boat. One side feeds the inverter (and battery charger), and also services the light weight items like the TV, stereo, etc. The other side feeds my stove, hvac, microwave, etc. Now I realize I cannot have all this stuff running at once, but can I buy the pig tail and plug in both sides? How would I know if I have too much stuff running?

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Fred, on Dec 09, 2011 asked:

I have a 2007 formula 31 PC. I currently have four 6V flooded golf cart batteries totalling 464Ah. I also have a 7.3kW genset with a transfer switch at my main panel between shore power and generator. I have a 60A battery charger mounted in my engine compartment. I am looking to install an inverter/charger. I don't seem to have enough charging capacity as I seem to have to run my genset for hours after getting down over 100Ah.

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Stanley, on Nov 17, 2011 asked:

I have been thinking about running small electric heaters while we are off the boat this winter. If I put the inverter by-pass switch to "by-pass", how do the cabin electrical outlets get power since they all run on the inverter circuits? Is shore power hooked up to that by-pass switch box?

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John, on Feb 11, 2011 asked:

Why does my Xantrex MS 3000W inverter/charger suddenly switch to invert mode (and stops charging) when I power the inverter/charger unit with my 10.5 KW Generator?

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