Monday, August 13, 2012

Plugged In - the Volt's are Flying

     We finally got the 220v system hooked up and operational.  After a bit of research and discussion it was determined that the present isolation transformer could be used with the US shore power.  The voltage is less, and the hz's are 60 cycle rather then the European 50 cycle, but we do not have any equipment that is either that sensitive to the voltage and hz difference or can use a range of voltage and hz.
     It took a bit of cutting on the 1/4" steel lid for the autopilot steering/electrical box, but overall the project of installing the "Smart Plug" system went well.  We have used the "Smart Plugs" on both the 125v and 220v shore power connections and to date have been happy with their function and ease of use.