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Old 07-28-2015, 07:37 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by FF View Post
My thinking is that two 30A is more efficient than splitting 50A and I should have that setup on the boat with the most electric demand.

WRONG

The 50A (if a 240v source) will have 2 legs of 120V at 50A each, 100A at 120v ...Total

The 30A will have one 30A leg of 120v , two would be 60A of 120v ...Total

The ancient 120V 50A is seldom seen anymore but it would only have 50A of 120v ...Total
FF is correct....a common misconception of the 50A 125/250V service
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