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Old 04-20-2008, 02:02 PM
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Just had this installed and now need to have shore power line. Any recoomondations for this? Does what comes out of the dock side box determine the cord? 50 amp box= 50amp line?

Lastly, while looking online at power cords it seems that the female side (boat) of the cord will not fit the installed coupling on the boat; what type of adapter/connector do you suggest. Thanks all for your input.


Old 04-20-2008, 02:11 PM
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What kind of connector is on the boat. Does it have 3 prongs that resemble an extension cord plug?
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Your 20 amp Guest 12 volt DC charger is only going to draw a few amps at 120 volts AC , so you do not need a large shore power service for this Guest charger,any normal GFI 15 amp 120 volt service will be just fine. I am assuming you only need the shore power for the Guest charger, if you have other AC loads on the boat help us out and let us know what you have.

I do not know what connector you have installed on the boat, see if there is a number on the connector to identify the connector type.

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Hi Jim and CT, thanks for the prompt reply. The connector is Marinco 150CCI Marine Universal Mount Inlet for Guest Battery Chargers with ConnectCharge Plug. Three prong. What type of cord would you suggest? Thanks again for the reply, this forum is just great and I will give back when I have info of interest to others. Ken
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No other needs by shore power, just the Guest charger. K
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Sounds like You have the same setup as I do. If the boat is a male plug, this is the adapter you need.

http://www.marinco.com/scpt/ProdPage...0Shore%20Power
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BocaBoca, has a 50 Amp dock outlet, the pigtail above is a 30AMP so the connector won't fit.There is also another problem, the breaker at the dock is 50 AMP, the Extension cord he would use has a max rating of 15 AMP.Does anyone know of a 15 AMP breaker that cane be used with an extension?I have used a 15 AMP GFI plug, but I am not sure if that is a substitute for a 15 AMP breaker.
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If indeed he has a 50 amp dockside service, I would just have a 15 amp GFI service installed and use a standard electrical extension cable. That service is just to big for a single 20 amp Guest charger.

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