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If the inverter is off I have no AC in the boat.
if you have no AC without the inverter then how do you run the charger.

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Re: Splitting Shore Power Cable

Assuming your shore power comes in to a breaker panel with a feed from the panel to the inverter, is there a spare breaker you can use to feed a circuit for a convenience outlet or two?

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if you have no AC without the inverter then how do you run the charger.
Exactly. The inverter, or more correctly the Heart 10 Invertor/Charger, must be on.

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Re: Splitting Shore Power Cable

Mold would be pretty unusual in the dead of winter in the northern latitudes, unless you already have an active colony. Cold winter air can't hold much moisture, so it's naturally dry.

Most marina's around here won't allow a boat to be plugged in, on the hard, while away. Batteries only need to be topped up every 4 to 6 weeks, assuming they are fully disconnected and not drained by parasitic load. We also put Kanberra Gel aboard, which seems to work best in closed unvented environments. All cabinets are opened and about a dozen buckets of Dry-rid are placed around in the sinks, etc. She is vented with fresh, cold, dry air, each time we stop by to top charge the batts.


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Re: Splitting Shore Power Cable

I would be a bit reluctant to make a Y connection in the shore power cord, as it is then far less weather-proof. It could even be a serious safety hazard.

Far better to do your connection inside the boat, and have an unbroken shore power cable.

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