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post #4 of Old 05-03-2014 Thread Starter
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Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?

Capta - I think my friend understands the challenges and risks of buying an ex-charterboat, and that's his decision. It seems to me installing a transformer would only be part of the solution, because of shore power outlets and cords, and US (110V) gadgets (hair dryers, toasters, tv's, yadda, yadda).
mitiempo - I understand that a full 220 to 110 volt conversion would require going to a larger gauge wire due to the higher amperages of 110V, I'm hoping to hear from folks who've lived through the same issue who can report firsthand the hassles, costs and what worked well/what didn't work well for a 38-40' sailboat.
Thanks for both of your replies, anybody else?
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