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Re: Simple 15A Shore Power In Small Boat (Looking to install in-line 15A AC Breaker)

I'm sure you'll get feedback from some that are more familiar with ABYC requirements for permanently installing 110v power aboard. I've not seen it done without a mounted hull receptacle and a breaker panel. You bring 30amp to the panel and install a 15a breaker that runs to the internal receptacle.

Do this all correctly. Electrical fires are the number one cause of boat fires. More than engines, fuel and galleys.
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Re: Simple 15A Shore Power In Small Boat (Looking to install in-line 15A AC Breaker)

I'd be interested in hearing about the proper way to do this as well.

What are some sources for learning how to properly wire AC on a small boat?
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Re: Simple 15A Shore Power In Small Boat (Looking to install in-line 15A AC Breaker)

I have found much of this thread difficut to follow but going from a 30amp pedestal through an 15amp adatpter to a 30amp boat is contrary to NEC, NFPA303 and ABYC E-11.

By doing this you are turning the 15amp cord into a 15amp fuse. If the breaker on your boat is 30amp and you turn things on totaling more than 15amps ... things will melt before a breaker trips.
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Re: Simple 15A Shore Power In Small Boat (Looking to install in-line 15A AC Breaker)

" but going from a 30amp pedestal through an 15amp adatpter to a 30amp boat is "
Is not what the topic is about, boatpoker.

Try again, from the top, or from the thread title. The ENTIRE BOAT is SIZED FOR 15A. There's no mention of a 30A breaker or load on the boat. The question is simply how to connect a 30A shorepower adapter, to a 15A maximum load. (Boat, cable, breaker, the whole shebang.)

No danger there.
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Re: Simple 15A Shore Power In Small Boat (Looking to install in-line 15A AC Breaker)

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" but going from a 30amp pedestal through an 15amp adatpter to a 30amp boat is "
Is not what the topic is about, boatpoker.

Try again, from the top, or from the thread title. The ENTIRE BOAT is SIZED FOR 15A. There's no mention of a 30A breaker or load on the boat. The question is simply how to connect a 30A shorepower adapter, to a 15A maximum load. (Boat, cable, breaker, the whole shebang.)

No danger there.
Yeah I got that but some of the other posts seemed to go in a different direction.
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