H - 8 DOCKSIDE OPERATION
Always connect the cord to the power inlet
receptacle of the boat before making connec-
tions to the shore power source.
If any abnormalities appear during dockside
operation, DISCONNECT the system immedi-
ately to prevent electric shock hazards! Have
the boat’s electrical system and the shoreside
receptacles checked as soon as possible.
Check for reversed polarity on the AC panel. If the
reversed polarity light is activated, immediately
disconnect the shore power cord. See Section H-
8C - Reverse Polarity Indicator.
A. Shore Power Connections
To disconnect shore power, turn off the main
breaker switch on the AC electrical panel and
disconnect the power cord from the shore power
dockside receptacle ﬁrst. Then, disconnect the
cord from the boat.
To prevent electric shock hazards, use only
equipment 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.
Always disconnect the shore power cord from
the dockside ﬁrst before disconnecting from
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 connectors. They have a power ”ON” indicator
light to ease in connecting and troubleshooting. This
connector complies with the American Boat and Yacht
Council (ABYC) standards.
Always remember to disconnect the shore
power cord from the dockside ﬁrst before
leaving the dock. Properly store shore power
Some marinas are not equipped with approved
twistlock-type receptacles. An adaptor is available
from Four Winns which converts the twist-lock shore
plug to a three-wire grounded household type plug.
Use only an approved adaptor when an adaptor is
B. 120 Volt AC Equipment
All 12 volt equipment is isolated from the 120 volt AC
system (except the refrigerator which is dual voltage).
Appropriately labeled circuit breakers protect all AC
systems on the boat. The receptacles can be used for
appliances. Refer to the following list for information
on appliances and other equipment.
volt (220 volts on 50 Hertz models) household
DO NOT use a two-wire adaptor to connect to
a three-wire system. These adaptors do not
provide adequate grounding.
Battery Charger - The battery charger is controlled by
a circuit breaker on the AC electrical panel in the
cabin labeled BATTERY CHARGER. In order for the
charger to charge the battery(s) the circuit breaker
must be “ON” while connected to dockside power. If a
generator is available and operating it too will allow
the batteries to be charged by the battery charger.
Shore power connection procedure is as follows:
Turn off the boat’s main breaker switch before
connecting or disconnecting the shore power
Connect shore power cable to the dockside inlet
receptacle of the boat ﬁrst, then connect it to
dockside shore power outlet.
Refrigerator - The GALLEY REFRIGERATOR circuit
breaker must be on to operate on 120 voltage. If this
breaker is off, the refrigerator will automatically
operate on the 12 volt system. This can deplete the
battery. Excessive drain on the battery may cause
irreparable battery damage. The refrigerator will
Electrical Systems - Section H
Owner’s Manual Page 74
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