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Old 02-20-2016, 01:50 AM   #1
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I have a 1992 Maxum 2300scr it did not come with shore power Any thoughts on what to buy as a kit to make install user friendly thanks in advance
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I do not know of any kits for this. Does the boat have any components for shore power, plug, breaker panel, breakers, ...?

If no shore power does it have any A/C equipment, batter charger, microwave, ?

Also where in the world are you? U.S. or oversees determines what is required.
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thanks for the reply mmwjr boat is in Utah USA no plugs or breaker panel it has a microwave and a twelve volt fridge I was thinking of this kit
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Thanks for the reply mmwjr the boat is in Utah USA id does not have breakers or plugs it does have a microwave after market with a inverter I was thinking Boat Wiring - Easy to Install - EzAcDc Marine Electrical
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There are no 'kits' per se, that I am aware of. You can purchase all the components. It's not a huge job, but it does require a clear understanding of AC marine wiring.

If a person is not comfortable wiring a new circuit into their panel at home, then this job is too big for that individual. That is essentially what you are going to be doing. hole saw a hole in the side of the boat to mount a shore power connector. Cut a hole in a locker for the panel. Wire the shore connector to the panel. Wire the circuit breakers in the panel. Wire the circuits out to the outlets and devices.

Circuits:

1 fridge
1 battery charger
1 outlet for microwave
other outlets??

You will need to keep in mind all components need to be marine grade, including the marine grade tinned wire. Understanding load, draw and specs for gauge over distances is also very important.

Components can be spec'd at defender.com and westmarine.com

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Thanks for the reply mmwjr the boat is in Utah USA id does not have breakers or plugs it does have a microwave after market with a inverter I was thinking Boat Wiring - Easy to Install - EzAcDc Marine Electrical

Sorry missed this post. I'll have to look at the site latter when I have time and post back.
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What country are you from ?

Nothing special about this website but does have the components to wire your boat.

You will spent a lot of time and money to put in shore power just for a microwave? Run an extension cord. More than I would spent!

Sounds like you have an inverter invest in a couple more batteries and charger. Again use an extension cord to plug into the charger.

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What country are you from ?

Nothing special about this website but does have the components to wire your boat.

You will spent a lot of time and money to put in shore power just for a microwave? Run an extension cord. More than I would spent!

Sounds like you have an inverter invest in a couple more batteries and charger. Again use an extension cord to plug into the charger.

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Post 3 & 4 say Utah USA

He also says microwave an 12 V frig, shore power not need for the frig unless it's either a dual volt, runs on 120 AC and 12 V DC or inverter for it.

Question to the OP is does he keep the boat in the water and uses the appliance much to determine if it's worth the cost.
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An inverter will be extremely inefficient in the conversion from AC to DC and will cost many more amps than using straight DC in a dual voltage fridge. If an inverter is being used for a microwave and a fridge that is going to crush a small 12v battery bank.

I would want more than the alternator recharging the batteries in this case.

Are there separate House and Starter battery banks?
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