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Old 05-14-2017, 05:26 AM   #20
Bay Pelican
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City: Chicago, IL
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Vessel Name: Bay Pelican
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
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Power management. Don't know your boat, but a boat equipped with a 50 amp shore power inlet could have several appliances that draw significant power loads. 30 amps (120v) will max out at 3600 watts. 50 amp 240v will max out at almost 10,000 watts 120v. Water heater 1,500 watts, hair dryer 1,500, AC unit 1,500. Add in refrigeration, battery charger, cooking etc it is possible to max out the 30 amp shorepower unless you are aware of the need to manage the usage.
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