Neutral to Ground
I'm preparing to install an inverter and noticed that the neutral and grounds are tied together on both 110v panels on the boat. My understanding is that, without an isolation transformer, this is incorrect and potentially dangerous.
To rectify, I will need to remove the jumpers, ensure proper connections to the ground and neutral bars of both panels, check to make sure the panels will ground through the shore power connections, and check the generator to make sure it automatically bonds the neutral and ground when it is the power source (the inverter is setup to). So, I will need to trace the ground and neutral connections all the way back to the shore power outlets for continuity and to confirm that neither relied on the other to provide a path.
Sound right? Thanks
I'm a little surprised the surveyor didn't catch this when we bought the boat. Odd?