Hooking 110 power cord to shore power? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electrical Systems
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 05-29-2012
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 6,981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

No. the boat side is correct but the 15 amp side is female not male.

This is the adaptor you need - female for the boat side and male 15 amp to plug into a standard extension cord.
Attached Thumbnails
Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?-1.jpg  
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 05-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,007
Thanks: 3
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 5
chuck53 is on a distinguished road
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvuyxx View Post
Thanks for the responses but most of the answer-posts here have it backwards. I am sometimes docked at my in-laws house. They do not have a shorepower station on their dock and I want to hook up my shorepower system to their regular AC outlet.
Not to give you a hard time, but that's not what you said in your original post. You said you wanted to plug in a standard AC extension cord into a shore power system.
__________________
Catalina 34
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 05-29-2012
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 6,981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

He didn't say the shore power connection side was the boat side.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 05-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Victoria b.c.
Posts: 1,461
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt Len is on a distinguished road
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

A visit to the local hardware store to buy a 30 amp female , a 15 amp male plug and a foot of two of suitable wire to connect them should do the trick. Simple to make a collection of adapters for all occasions .Really useful is 30 amp male to dble duplex 15 amp box (long tail) for working on the dockside projects.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 05-30-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,644
Thanks: 10
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Got it now. This is what you are asking for.

Marinco Shore Power Pigtail Adapter

However, powering the boat this way for an extended period isn't a great idea. Stopping over for a few hours maybe okay. The household plug does not lock in well, despite the screw, and the weight of your shore power cord has to be relieved or it is constantly trying to pull it out. I use this adapter over the winter on the hard to power up onboard battery chargers.

The other concern you'll have to deal with is your boats power draw. If she has 30 amp cables, you may overwhelm a 15 or even 20 amp household circuit. Smokey the Bear disapproves. Not all breakers will pop.

Our panel has an electronic switch, which can be set to the shore power input so it won't draw more than able. When we charge over the winter, we only have the chargers running. Nothing else and I stay there to supervise until done.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 05-30-2012
dvuyxx's Avatar
s/v Tiger Lily
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
Posts: 536
Thanks: 44
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 6
dvuyxx is on a distinguished road
Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Excellent. If Smokey The Bear approves then this is a good temp solution for short visits. I mostly want to run my charging system. I don't think that I will be drawing too much. Thanks.
__________________
David
Severna Park, MD
Pearson 35 - s/v Tiger Lily
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 06-02-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DavidCReno is on a distinguished road
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Here's what I use when my boat is in the yard: Furrion 15 Amp Male to 30 Amp Female Adapter

My Xantrex Link 2000 charger controller has the capability of limiting the current so I set it to 5 amps so that myself and everyone else on that receptacle don't throw the circuit breaker. I don't know that anything like this is built into the adapter so you need to make sure that you aren't drawing 30 amps over the 15 amp rated extension cord or through the 110 VAC receptacle.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
ac current , extension cord , pigtail , shore power


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shore power cord jaybird2719 News Feeds 2 04-11-2011 01:17 PM
Filthy Shore Power Cord Solution? Groven Gear & Maintenance 25 03-22-2010 09:48 PM
tip need for install of weatherboot on shore power cord tuccia Gear & Maintenance 10 09-06-2008 12:08 PM
Re: Shore power cord question NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 01-30-2007 07:15 PM
Shore power cord question NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 01-30-2007 07:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012