2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual

Certain Sundowner™ models equipped with a dockside
system have a main circuit breaker which protects the
overall distribution network. The MAIN dockside inlet is
usually  located  on  the transom.    The  MAIN circuit
breaker protects both  the hot and neutral input  leads.
This breaker  is sensitive.   The resulting  power surge
cause the  MAIN breaker to  trip.  To  avoid this power
spike, turn off the MAIN breaker before plugging in the
shore power cord.  Securely connect the power inlet of
theboatandtheshorepowerreceptacle.     Once the shore
power is securely  connected, turn the  MAIN breaker
back on. Iftheconnectionisbrokenandlaterre-secured,
the circuit breaker may trip.   Connections must be se-
cure for uninterrupted dockside service.
DO NOT use a two-wire adaptor to connect to a
three-wire system. These adapters do not pro-
vide adequate grounding.
Shore power connection procedure is as follows:
Turn off the boat’s main breaker switch before con-
necting or disconnecting the shore power cable.
Connect shore power  cable at the boat  first, then
connect it to dockside shore power outlet.
tacle of the boat before making connections to
the shore power source.
Check for reversed  polarity before turning on  the
main breaker.  If the reversed  polarity light is acti-
See Section H-6C Reverse Polarity Indicator.
If any abnormalities appear during dockside op-
eration, DISCONNECT the system immediately
to prevent  electric shock  hazards!  Have  the
boat’s  electrical system  and  the shore  side
receptacles checked as soon as possible.
To disconnect shore power, turn off the main breaker
switch on theAC electrical panel and disconnect the
power cord from the shore power dockside recep-
tacle first. Then, disconnect the cord from the boat.
A.   Shore Power Connections
Always disconnect the shore power cord from
the dockside first before disconnecting from the
To prevent electric shock hazards, use only equ-
ipment with approved three wire electrical plug
connections. Be sure each item being used has
been tested and is free of electrical shorts and
ground faults.
B.   110 Volt AC Equipment
All 12 volt  equipment is isolated from  the 110 volt AC
system (except the refrigerator  which is dual voltage).
Appropriately labeled circuit breakers protect allAC sys-
tems on the boat. The receptacles can be used for 110
Refer to the following list for information on appliances
and other equipment.
Fifty foot, ten gauge, three wire, shore power cords are
provided with dockside wiring.  The shore power cords
on 60 Hertz systems have 30  amp twistlock-type con-
nectors. They have a power ”ON” indicator light to ease
in connecting and troubleshooting. Thisconnectorcom-
plies with theAmerican Boat andYacht Council (ABYC)
Battery Charger - On models with battery charger, the
battery charger is controlled by a circuit breaker on the
AC electrical panel and is labeled CHARGER/REFRIG-
ERATOR.   The circuit  breaker must be  on the  “ON”
position in order for the charger to charge the batteries
when connected to shore power.
Some marinas are not equipped with approved twistlock-
type receptacles.   An  adaptor is available  from Four
Winns which converts the twistlock shore plug to a three
wire grounded household  type plug.  Use only  an ap-
proved adaptor when an adaptor is necessary.
Sundowner™  Owner’s  Manual
Section H
Product Specification
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

nice boat!

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