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What does it take to convert a boat from 220 volt to 110?
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220 to 110 conversion question?

That is a very complicated question. There are many questions to be asked before one could answer that. But, to start with the shore power cord and boat connector should be changed to bring it into code. Some of the wiring if not a lot of the wire will need to be changed or rerouted to eliminate the extra power line. Fuse panels will need to be changed as well as some out lets removed. And what utilities ran off of the 220. what are you going to do with those? One would need a lot of info about the vessel to deal with this one. It will a little costly too!
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The 50% voltage reduction will result in a doubling of the current *Amps) to do the same work. Accordingly wire size would approximkately double, rendering (at least some of) the existiong wiring undersized.
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Thanks for the answers...
would it be enough to change the shore power cord only to charge the batteries while at the marina.I have a 40 amp charger and 400amp battery bank(two 200 amp.)
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This must be a new vessel to you? Personally, without knowing how your system is setup I would run in a 110V service exclusively for the battery charger. And then, get some local assistance that can come to your vessel and have a look see before you dig in too deep or mess up the system. You may already have something in place. I fine it hard to believe that you only have a 220V service. Some marinas (here) only have 110V service.
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Is your boat 220 only or is your power source 220? If it is the power source, connecting between one line and neutral will give you 110v ( assuming single phase 220). If your boat is wired for 220 and you want to convert it to 110, wiring size becomes critical.

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what make boat do you have ?
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My boat is a Dehler 36...Right now she is lying in Europe and we are planning to sail her back to USA after some time.Because we bought her in Europe she has a 220V system.
Meanwhile I learned from the Dehler dealer that all the new Dehlers are wired with thicker wire in the production in case they are converted to 110V.
This what I call a quality company.
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we have a european boat and we just converted the plug to a 50 amp usa 220 volt plug. you use the black,red,and ground.
you do not use the white wire.
the only thing you have to check is if the equipment will work on 60 cycle electric european boats are set up for 50 cycle equipment.
there is no economical way to convert 50 to 60 cycle electric.
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we have a european boat and we just converted the plug to a 50 amp usa 220 volt plug. you use the black,red,and ground.
you do not use the white wire.
the only thing you have to check is if the equipment will work on 60 cycle electric european boats are set up for 50 cycle equipment.
there is no economical way to convert 50 to 60 cycle electric.
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