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Bridging heat pump across two circuits
We recently purchased a used Beneteau 411 which came with two 30 amp shore connections. Connection 1 powers all standard AC loads including battery charger, water heater, AC outlets, microwave, and AC lights. Connection 2 powers two heat pumps via separate circuit breakers. We have just signed up for a marina slip which will have a single 30 amp supply. We wonder if we can install a switch or circuit breaker to bridge one of the two heat pumps into the standard circuit. Obviously, we would then have to limit loads to avoid exceeding the 30amp limit. Is this idea otherwise viable? Suggestions or comments appreciated
Edit: seems I might need a double pole, double throw switch so that the heat pump can be connected to circuit 1 or 2, but never both simultaneously. I'm thinking that there could be a serious problem if the heat pump is simultaneously fed by both inputs
Last edited by prroots; 08-20-2011 at 07:28 PM.
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