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Old 01-26-2013
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Battery Charger AC Wiring Question

I am installing a new battery charger (Guest Intelligent Charger) on the boat (Irwin 25). The new charger has an AC Plug and the instructions recommend plugging into an AC receptacle protected by a GFCI breaker. Is there any good reason or regulation, ABYC or other rules that would preclude me from removing the AC plug from the charger and terminating those wires directly to a dedicated breaker in my AC distribution panel. The bulkhead where I am locating the new charger does not have a whole lot of room and I can save wiring real estate if I do not install an outlet. The run from the new charger to the AC distribution panel is no more than 2’. Thanks in advance for any responses.

Andrew
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