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06-02-2012 10:35 AM
DavidCReno
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Here's what I use when my boat is in the yard: Furrion 15 Amp Male to 30 Amp Female Adapter

My Xantrex Link 2000 charger controller has the capability of limiting the current so I set it to 5 amps so that myself and everyone else on that receptacle don't throw the circuit breaker. I don't know that anything like this is built into the adapter so you need to make sure that you aren't drawing 30 amps over the 15 amp rated extension cord or through the 110 VAC receptacle.
05-30-2012 08:48 AM
dvuyxx
Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Excellent. If Smokey The Bear approves then this is a good temp solution for short visits. I mostly want to run my charging system. I don't think that I will be drawing too much. Thanks.
05-30-2012 04:31 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Got it now. This is what you are asking for.

Marinco Shore Power Pigtail Adapter

However, powering the boat this way for an extended period isn't a great idea. Stopping over for a few hours maybe okay. The household plug does not lock in well, despite the screw, and the weight of your shore power cord has to be relieved or it is constantly trying to pull it out. I use this adapter over the winter on the hard to power up onboard battery chargers.

The other concern you'll have to deal with is your boats power draw. If she has 30 amp cables, you may overwhelm a 15 or even 20 amp household circuit. Smokey the Bear disapproves. Not all breakers will pop.

Our panel has an electronic switch, which can be set to the shore power input so it won't draw more than able. When we charge over the winter, we only have the chargers running. Nothing else and I stay there to supervise until done.
05-29-2012 11:38 PM
Capt Len
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

A visit to the local hardware store to buy a 30 amp female , a 15 amp male plug and a foot of two of suitable wire to connect them should do the trick. Simple to make a collection of adapters for all occasions .Really useful is 30 amp male to dble duplex 15 amp box (long tail) for working on the dockside projects.
05-29-2012 11:20 PM
mitiempo
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

He didn't say the shore power connection side was the boat side.
05-29-2012 11:04 PM
chuck53
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvuyxx View Post
Thanks for the responses but most of the answer-posts here have it backwards. I am sometimes docked at my in-laws house. They do not have a shorepower station on their dock and I want to hook up my shorepower system to their regular AC outlet.
Not to give you a hard time, but that's not what you said in your original post. You said you wanted to plug in a standard AC extension cord into a shore power system.
05-29-2012 10:27 PM
mitiempo
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

No. the boat side is correct but the 15 amp side is female not male.

This is the adaptor you need - female for the boat side and male 15 amp to plug into a standard extension cord.
05-29-2012 10:19 PM
dvuyxx
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Is this it? Is this the right direction ... shorepower plug (onboard) to AC extension cord to residential power supply?

Marinco Shore Power Pigtail Adapter
05-29-2012 10:16 PM
dvuyxx
Re: Hooking 110 power cord to shore power?

Thanks for the responses but most of the answer-posts here have it backwards. I am sometimes docked at my in-laws house. They do not have a shorepower station on their dock and I want to hook up my shorepower system to their regular AC outlet.
05-29-2012 01:01 AM
itsaboat
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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Please don't use them for long-term "shore power" as the cords and connections simply don't measure up to the environment. Please please don't use them on my dock.
I heartily agree. We use this only for temporary solutions. Solar charges the battery and shore power for repairs.
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