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Shore power question

Just moved into a slip with shore power. The boat does not have an AC to DC converter. I do have a Newmar ABC series battery charger system. Can I run the boats electronics off of batteries WHILE they are charging thus indirectly running the boat off of shore power? I don't have a ton of electronics. Actually the ONLY thing I would run off of the batteries while they are charging would be a radio. The other thing I could do would be to get an AC to DC converter and run off of that while connected to shore power. Maybe I could plug that power source into to main electrical panel as another power source?
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Re: Shore power question

No reason why you can't use your radio (and lights, etc.) while at the slip with the charger running. No different than using them while the engine is running and charging the battery. Note that the charger IS an AC to DC converter!
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Re: Shore power question

That's what I was thinking. Just didn't want to do anything stupid.
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