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post #13 of Old 01-23-2013
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Re: Getting ready to add shore power

Can't see very well from that pic.

While it appears that the top two breakers are 20A each, the wiring seems screwy. For example, the white wire (neutral) coming off the second-from-the-top breaker goes to the buss bar. But, there's no white wire that I can see on the other side of that breaker.

What you want to see:

1. A breaker for the hot (black) wire....coming into and going out of that breaker;

2. A second breaker, mechanically tied to the first one so that they both are switched on or off simultaneously, with the neutral (white) wire coming into and going out of that breaker; and

3. A green wire going to the grounding breaker.

The black wire coming out of the first breaker then goes to power the other two breakers for outlets and for your battery charger.

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