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Re: AC power switch

Another question comes to mind based upon the comments that the wiring I described was faulty for not using the AC Master Switch as the starting point to turn on shore power...if the shore power to the boat is now hot as soon as I plug into shore, I would imagine that some marine electrical manual or standard would be violated because it would seem potentially dangerous to be handling shore power cord plugs while the system was hot. In other words, with his yard's set up, each time I disconnect shore power plugs the line is hot instead of doing that hook up while the line is off at my AC panel?
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Re: AC power switch

A little confusing. Did you not get a manual with the inverter? Does it not have wiring diagrams in it?

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Re: AC power switch

Shorepower should go to a double pole breaker within 10' of the inlet regardless of whether there is an inverter/charger or not.

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Re: AC power switch

Brian,

What is the authority for your statement. Is it required by ABYS? or some electrical bible?

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Re: AC power switch

Both ABYC E-11 and common sense.

here is the relevant section:
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