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I plan to label the breakers as hot even when the main breaker is thrown, with a note to "check to make sure the inverter is off".
Gee, that's one of the reasons I really like wiring option 1, because everything comes thru the main AC breaker on the boat. When it's off, "you don't need no stinkin' signs" saying you can be electrocuted even if the main power switch is off.

Just my simple approach... KISS, consider it, Brad. Bypassing the inverter makes less sense since you mentioned this, I'd forgotten the unforeseen and unintended consequences.

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That's why I like the main panel to inverter to sub panel plan. It makes it real obvious what the inverter is able to power.

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On the panel there's a green light when shore power is supplied. I could put another one of those in the panel to show that there's inverter power being supplied. There's just enough room for it. I'll have to think again about the other approaches, when I make some time for that.

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Here are some pictures of the breaker panel. First the front of the panel.


And a zoom-in of the front of the panel.


Then the back of the panel. There is a bus bar that I think I can remove and use wires instead. It is the thing that has the number 004938 on it.


Each breaker handles two wires (hot and neutral, IIRC). There is a common ground strip (at right). The circuit breaker for the outlets is wired to 2 strips (hot and neutral) for all the outlets to tie into (at left).


Here's a zoom-in of the main breaker.


Looks like all the AC outlets have ground-fault-detectors, except for the new ones the PO added. I'll have to look into that.

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I think I prefer Blue Seas panels.

All double pole though, breaking hot and neutral. More like what you should see on a metal boat.

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