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Old 06-08-2020, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default How to connect the electricity of the marina to Maxum 2300SC

Hello everyone,

I have a fantastic maxum 2300 SC from 1995. I would like to know if you can help me with the connection and what equipment I have to have to connect electricity from the marina to the boat.

The idea is when I connect the external power to the boat and not use the batteries. The goal is to supply electricity to the refrigerator and interior lights. Can you help me about that?

Thank you very much.

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Is this boat already configured for shore power? Twistlock receptacle, power panel? Most refrigerators are dual volt and automatically switch to shore power when connected and breaker is on. Cabin lights are 12VDC only.
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Hello,

Hello,

Thanks for the answer.

The boat has no connection with shore power. Would have to do installation.
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I suggest you look at West Marines site as they have good articles for things such as adding shore power to a boat.
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Okay, I'm going to see the website.

Thanks a lot for the help.
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Hereís a link

https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/DIY-Shore-Power
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Hello mmwjr,

I'm from Portugal and the page can't be opened through my location

Is it possible to send this information in another way?

I apologize for my request but I would be very grateful.

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Hello mmwjr,

I'm from Portugal and the page can't be opened through my location

Is it possible to send this information in another way?

I apologize for my request but I would be very grateful.

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Sorry but Iím not sure how to do so. There are also books on this. Trying searching for marine shore power books on line. Maybe Amazon.
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Thanks anyway, I'll try this way.

Thank you.

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Being in Portugal, you're shorepower is probably 230volt at 50hz. Most of us are in the US where it is 120V @ 60 hertz. The entire system on the boat is more than likely 120V @ 60 Hz.

You need a marine electrician.
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Being in Portugal, you're shorepower is probably 230volt at 50hz. Most of us are in the US where it is 120V @ 60 hertz. The entire system on the boat is more than likely 120V @ 60 Hz.

You need a marine electrician.
In post #3 the OP states the boat is not equipped with any shore power so he is starting from scratch but yes he needs to wire for 230volt 50 Hz.
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Thank you all.

Yes it is 230V. I don't have installation, just the two batteries.
However, I thought about putting an onboard charger for two batteries. when I dock in marina O connect onboard charger to electric power of the marina.

what do you think of this?

Something like this:
https://youtu.be/pRBc7bHWnts

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That will work, just need the right connector for the marina receptacle.
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I will work about that and show you result.

Do you know about Minn Kota?
I think about Minn Kota MK210 Euro onboard

Thank very much your hospitality
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Just looked it up and it should be fine to recharge your batteries. It puts out 5amps per bank. Depending on what all you are using you should calculate the power draw to verify you will not be overloading the charger.
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