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Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Has anyone had experience connecting a standard AC extension cord (some kind of pigtail adapter?) to a shore power system? Is there such a thing?
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

You can buy adapters for such, or make one yourself. I would install some sort of circuit protection as far "upstream" as possible, as the shore power probably has a 30A breaker and standard 110V wiring/cords/whatnot is usually rated at 10A or 15A (rarely 20A).
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Yes, West Marine caries one for about 100US. I use ours all the time for accessories like polishers etcetera rather than running them the boats' system.
Keep it under lock and key though as they have a tendency to disappear.
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Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Yes, we use one. Our little marina only supplies 115V/15A shore power and our boat has a 30A receptacle. Ours is a cylindrical adapter; I think it is a Marinco brand. You should be able to pick one up for around $50.
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

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Yes, we use one. Our little marina only supplies 115V/15A shore power and our boat has a 30A receptacle. Ours is a cylindrical adapter; I think it is a Marinco brand. You should be able to pick one up for around $50.
The OP is looking for just the opposite. He has standard 30amp shore power but needs an adaptor with the round 30amp male plug and the other end being a female that you plug a standard household plug into.
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Can you? yes. Marinco makes all kinds of adapters. I use them for power tools at docks and in marinas all the time. Please don't use them for long-term "shore power" as the cords and connections simply don't measure up to the environment. Please please don't use them on my dock.
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

I assume this is what you are looking for?

Marinco Shore Power Pigtail Adapter

These are fine to run a power tool, shop vac, etc. They are not intended to power a boat for an extended period.
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Please don't use them for long-term "shore power" as the cords and connections simply don't measure up to the environment. Please please don't use them on my dock.
I heartily agree. We use this only for temporary solutions. Solar charges the battery and shore power for repairs.
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

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.
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Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Is this it? Is this the right direction ... shorepower plug (onboard) to AC extension cord to residential power supply?

Marinco Shore Power Pigtail Adapter
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