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Re: Galvanic Isolator

I just installed one on my Freedom. I unscrewed the 30 amp receptacle from the boat and pulled it free (with wires still attached). I removed the ground wire and butt spliced a long piece of green wire to it. I also attached a new long green wire to the receptacle. I then fed both of the green wires down into a cockpit locker, where I attached them to the isolator.

The main reason to attach an isolator near the AC input is to make sure that you are capturing all of the AC current. If you are sure that the AC runs without interruption straight to the panel, then that is a fine place to install an isolator.

Al Lorman

PSC 31 Ann West (for sale)
Freedom 35 Ab Initio
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