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Re: Redoing shore power correctly

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post

If you're using "household" parts for the AC on a boat? Make sure to use the SCREW TERMINALS on the outlets, not the easy push-in slots for the wires. The problem is that the push-in slots just make an edge contact on the wire, and that contact will corrode (even ashore) resulting in a hotter higher-resistance contact. Using the screw contacts gives you a better connection.
Better yet use captive spade or ring terminals and not braided wire direct to the outlet.

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