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Old 04-07-2022, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Installing shore power inlet at bow

I am preparing to install a 50 amp shore power inlet and breaker at the bow of my 4100 SCB, 1999. Has anyone done this? My only real difficult task is to route the primary 6/4 cable from the stern of the boat up to the bow. Can anyone offer advice on an assessable route to run the cable and how to do that. Iím good once I get the cable into the anchor locker. I have, in the port side stern locker, an original inlet and breaker which will both remain as is. Adding a rotary selector switch for positive disconnect of either bow or stern inlets, or both fully off.
Help me out here with how to run the cable, out of sight, out of mind.??

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Old 04-08-2022, 01:00 PM   #2

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The rotary switch you describe is a DC battery isolater/combiner. That is not what you're looking for. The AC isolator used for multiple shore power inlets is the same as a Shorepower/Generator isolator. You wouldn't want to bow and stern shorepower connectors live on the same side of the panel at the same time.

Something like this ^^ only in your case it would be Bow/Stern rather than Shore/Gen.

This one is a 'lockout' style, which is preferred:

This ^^ is what I have on mine.

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Old 04-08-2022, 11:24 PM   #3
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Shrew, thanks for the response and concern regarding the selector switch. No, I am not using a DC battery switch. My rotary switch is a Kraus Naimer, on-off-on, for shore/gen power. Same switch you suggested, but not Blue Sea packaged.
The difficult part still remains, how to get the 6/4 cable from stern to bow, with minimal tearing stuff apart in the boat.
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inlet cable, inlet connection, shore connection

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