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post #19 of Old 04-29-2009
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
I wouldn't buy Ancor wire as it is generally way overpriced. I'd go with Berkshire cable, which is available from
That's actually where I am buying from and only paying fifty cents more.

Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Basically, you'd need a shore power inlet plug, a shore power main panel, a GFCI outlet and a good AC powered battery charger.

For a battery charger, I'd recommend you go with an Iota charger, available here.
The boat is already set up with a plug, but it is just a plug that a normal extension cord connects to, which I know is not the same as a shore power connection. But should I still install the right connection while I am doing this, even if I decide not to install AC wiring? Another words, will I benefit from the connection if I only have DC?

I am just trying to get an idea of the things that I should do while I am at it to make things easier down the road...well, because I have never done this before and it is finally happening.


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