Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Deale, MD
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Re: Electric Conversion log for Kahleesea
Dekluged the boat (somewhat). Shorepower now goes through the old 30A breaker to a GFCI outlet, into which the charger is plugged. Charger clamps are on the big connectors, mains to the DC panel are on the others, secured with butterfly nuts. Not an ideal solution, but it will do for now, and the boat probably won't sink or catch on fire. Oh, and the 120V panel is completely disconnected, and will remain so until I figure out how I'm going to integrate it into the new setup.
I went to the local marine technical contractor today. I'm going to rent their most knowledgeable certified ABYC specialist to sit with me in my boat and go over potential issues. He's apparently done a couple of electric boat installs and a few lithium house battery upgrades. I'm looking forward to getting his advice while specifically looking at my boat. I think it will be money well spent. I can always call on them again if I hit a snag I can't overcome.