on my marina dock there are only 220 meters for houseboats,i removed the meter face and ran a wire to only one side plus the ground then ran the wire to a 120 outlet,it seems to work fine but i'm not sure of the accuracy
Thanks for the suggestion. I bought a Kill-A-Watt and have it mounted by the marina's outlet. (The marina only has house-type outlets, so it works perfectly.) I used a short, thick gauge extension cord from the outlet to get the Kill-A-Watt to a more protected spot under an eve. Then I plugged the 15 amp to 30 amp converter to it. Some zip ties helps keep everything secure.
Right now I'm using about 3 amps, mainly for the 70 Watt engine compartment heater and for the battery charger. I've racked up $6.50 to pay the marina for January so far. (I added $10 to my December bill, for the few days in December that I was plugged-in.) The marina manager seems pretty happy and is interested in getting a few of them.
All -- If you get one, make sure it has memory so everything doesn't go to zero when unplugged or the power fails. I got the 4460 model, which has that feature. the others I saw dodn't have memory.
Thanks again HS.
Originally Posted by hellosailor
No picture posted, Brad. Name or model? Does it have a 120 or 220 plug and socket on it?