shore power 20 amp / boat 30 amp adapter?

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Robert Chazz, Sep 10, 2018.

shore power 20 amp Boat is 30 amp is there a adapter?

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  1. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    Today I put a 20 amp male twist straight adapter with a 20 amp female end. Plug the boat in and everything is working just fine. Ran ac, refridge and bilge pump for over a hour. No breakers popped and nothing even got warm. All seems ok. Thank everyone for the help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    All wiring on boat is factory installed. Saw nothing to lead me to believe it was changed. I know a little about electronics, I'm a retired certified computer and large copier technician. Every thing is working fine.It looks like the other marina must have been 20 amp also.Looks like last owner set it up to run off 20 amp.
     
  3. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    I suggest you take a picture of the boat receptacle and the circuit panel. You are prob correct that the previous owner changed some wiring to fit the unusual setup at the former marina.

    Now there should be a breaker at the connection to the boat and a breaker at the circuit breaker panel...do either of these list the amps?

    What marina are you at? You are saying their pedestal is a 20a twist or a 30a twist?

    Getting it looked at by a marine electrician is a great idea.
     
  4. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Rob, would you like for me to inspect what you got there?
    call me if interested
     
  5. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    Thank everyone for all the help. Don't know how to close this thread. Problem seems to be solved. Keeping fingers crossed.
     
  6. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
     
  7. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    20 amp at sailors quay. I got a straight 20 amp male for dock with a 20 amp female at other end. Plug it in yesterday and it's working fine. Ran ac, refridge and bilge pump for over a hour. No breakers popped and nothing even got warm. I think alls good. Thank you for help.
     
  8. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    Maybe in future but for now all is working fine. Thank you May call you for other isues.
     
  9. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Good to hear that you have breakers that can pop
     
  10. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

    45
    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    Ok fuses better?
     
  11. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Not at all, just saying that ability to pop is a good thing
     
  12. Robert Chazz

    Robert Chazz Member

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Tom's River, NJ
    1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer 454 mercruiser I/O
    454 mercruiser alpha 1
    I'm new at this. Haven't had a boat in thirty years. May get some terminology wrong, please bear with me. If I tried to pull to much power would a fuse blow? Or circuit breaker trip. Thanks for help..
     

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