create a shore-gen-invertor-off switch using solid state parts

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by sdowney717, Jul 28, 2012.

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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Folks that simply want to change from shore to noisemaker to inverter have a simple option.

    In the USA a 4 prong plug,, 50A 240V wired to the vessel can be plugged into any of 3 similar sockets.

    Hots , grounds , neutrals all switch properly when the plug is simply inserted in the desired socket.

    Located in an out of the way but close location swopping sockets takes little longer than throwing a switch


    1, an idiot can do it ,

    2 cost is probably under $25 for everything,

    3 one does not need a degree in EE to repair the system.

    KISS !

  2. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Fred, as a minimum, you would need three receptacles, a plug, and an ac panel with three 50 amp breakers. At least $400. Plus it would take up more space than an oven.
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