Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?
A North American 15 amp circuit @120 volts is only 7 or 8 amps @ 220 volts. European wiring is a lot smaller - one of the advantages of a higher voltage. This makes it difficult to convert to US standards as the wiring is too small a gauge for the amperage we require. It is much easier to convert a US boat to European standards.
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