The neutral wires are connected together at a buss
bar. The equipment grounds are similarly connected
together at another buss bar. Each hot wire is con-
nected to, and protected by, a circuit breaker in the
distribu tion box located at the top section of the
AC/DC cabin panel identiﬁed “120V AC SYSTEM”.
The standard dockside system has a main circuit
breaker which protects the overall distribution network.
The MAIN dockside inlets are located in the aft
transom systems locker. The V375 models have
MAIN circuit breakers on the AC/DC cabin panel.
The MAIN breakers must be turned “ON” and the boat
must be connected either to shore power or generator
running for AC system operation. The MAIN circuit
breakers protects both the hot and neutral input leads.
This breaker is sensitive. The resulting power surge
which occurs when connecting the shore power cord
may cause the MAIN breakers to trip. To avoid this
power spike, turn off the MAIN breakers before
plugging in the shore power cord. Securely connect
the power inlet of the boat and the shore power
receptacle. Once the shore power is securely
connected, turn the MAIN breakers back on. If the
connection is broken and later re-secured, the circuit
breaker may trip. Connections must be secure for
uninterrupted dockside service.
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.
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 approved adaptor when an adaptor is
DO NOT use a two-wire adaptor to connect to
a three-wire system. These adapters do not
provide adequate grounding.
Shore power connection procedure is as follows:
Turn off the boat’s main breaker switch before
connecting or disconnecting the shore power
The AC voltage for the generator, or shore power AC
systems 1 or 2, may be monitored with the AC
voltmeter in the AC/DC panel. Use the AC source
toggle switch to monitor the voltage of the system
Connect shore power cable to the dockside inlet
receptacle of the boat ﬁrst, then connect it to
dockside shore power outlet.
Always connect the cord to the power inlet
receptacle of the boat before making connec-
tions to the shore power source.
H - 8 DOCKSIDE OPERATION
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.
3. Check for reversed polarity on the AC panel.
If the reversed polarity light is activated, immedi-
ately disconnect the shore power cord.
See Section H-8C - Reverse Polarity Indicator.
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, dis con nect the
cord from the boat.
A. Shore Power Connections
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
Electrical Systems - Section H
Owner’s Manual Page 80
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