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Old 11-17-2013, 04:01 PM
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I have a 2011 270 Chaparral. Has a built battery charger, 30 amp connection, etc. pretty standard stuff. No problem plugging into shorepower to run the onboard battery charger. I am no longer near shorepower and only have a stand 110V electrical outlet nearby.

My question is this:

Can i get a pigtail connection that goes 110V/15Amp to connect to my 30Amp power cord and plug that into my boat to run my onboard battery charger or do i need to just hookup a portable battery charger to the 110 outlet?

Hope that made sense.

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http://www.go2marine.com/product/206...a-adapter.html

Like this sir?
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Originally Posted by DeepAnchorManagement View Post
Nope, need to go the other way, 110 male connection to with 30 amp female. Prettys ure they make the adapters. Question is more is it ok to use a 110 outlet to power an onboard battery charger that normally runs off shorepower/30 amp?
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Like this : http://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Arcon/AR14366.html

Here's a WM video that may have the answer: http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...r#.UolbW_msgk0
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yes it is fine. it's actually safer as far as the boat is concerned because you've got 30a wiring everywhere pluged into a 15a plug. you won't be able to run much on the boat without blowing the dock breaker with only 15a. but a charger by itself won't.
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Originally Posted by smac999 View Post
yes it is fine. it's actually safer as far as the boat is concerned because you've got 30a wiring everywhere pluged into a 15a plug. you won't be able to run much on the boat without blowing the dock breaker with only 15a. but a charger by itself won't.
thx, that was my question.
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Originally Posted by smac999 View Post
yes it is fine. it's actually safer as far as the boat is concerned because you've got 30a wiring everywhere pluged into a 15a plug. you won't be able to run much on the boat without blowing the dock breaker with only 15a. but a charger by itself won't.
Nailed it.

Basically its totally fine to power your 30a boat off household 110v. That said, if you turn everything on, say microwave, AC, charger, fridge, etc, you will overload the line and trip the breaker. The 'blown' breaker would be on your dock panel as opposed to the boat.

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