We are almost finished with our 230V electrical installation and thought we would share our thoughts about the installation.
We wanted automatic changes between shore power, generator and inverter. With two relays we designed the following priority of our power source:
- If shore power is available it feeds the battery charger, water heater and the outlets
- If generator is available it feeds the battery charger, water heater and the outlets
- If the inverter is available the feed the outlets.
The inverter we have is a 350W continues modified sine wave inverter. It is quite small but we think that will be enough for us. It followed with the boat and to buy a bigger one is not really prioritized right now,
The water heater is installed to a dedicated outlet so that it is easy to turn it off in case of limited shore power.
This was some short thoughts about our 230V, more about what we did this weekend will be up soon. 🙂