Ok, so this isn’t really external (it’s under the port side Lazarette and still therefore covered) but it was outside the main cabin and therefore needed some extra measures taken. This was going to be where the battery charger plugged in –… Continue Reading
With the panel mounted, and all the outlets wired, the only thing left to do was to install the galvanic isolator and connect the outlet wires to the panel. First, the GI, which looks like this. This interrupts the… Continue Reading
Next up – sanding and painting I didn’t take many photos here, because I was too busy trying not to drip paint everywhere. Here you can see i’ve taped off the parts I don’t want painted however. Chloe did… Continue Reading
Next day – more panel work. It didn’t quite fit, so I cut some more holes to slightly customize the hole, ending up with Next, I filled all the holes with marine-tex (with the exception of the big circular… Continue Reading
It was time to mount the new electrical panel Here is the old panel Here it is removed The problem was the new panel had a lot larger back footprint, which meant I had to cut out some more… Continue Reading
My new blue seas flashy panel came with a 30amp dual breaker, which is pretty standard. I decided I wanted to have more safety than that though, so bought an ELCI. This device is like a GFCI for your whole… Continue Reading
ELCI and Galvanic Isolator – the last bits of the AC power system!
One of the things that was suggested was to change out my AC 30amp shore power socket, which had a cover with a snapped hinge and was also lookin’ pretty grubby The cable itself was also looking pretty beat… Continue Reading