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.
H - 5 DOCKSIDE OPERATION
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
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
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