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48' OA 220V electrical service

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  1. seattleneil

    seattleneil New Member

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    I'm fairly new to this boat. At the bottom of my electrical panel is a section with 220V switches/breakers. 1 says only "220V", one is labled "220V Load" and the other 4 are for my 3 air conditioners and the AC pump.

    I have only ever turned on the 4 AC related switches, and the 3 AC units work fine. Recently I realized I don't know what the other 2 switches do. My guess is that one turns on 220V and the 'load' switch not used. Perhaps it is for some optional equipment (washer/dryer?) that I don't have.

    Does anyone have this kind of setup and if so what are those switches for?

    Cheers,
    Neil
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    The first one could be a master breaker. Turn it off and see if you still have power to the other ones.

    The one marked load could be for a dryer, stove / oven or any high amp appliance. For starter open the panel and see if that breaker is even connected, it could be a reserve breaker.
  3. seattleneil

    seattleneil New Member

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    Thanks Pascal. That's what I was thinking. The odd thing is that the 4 AC related breakers work even when the 'master' breaker is turned off.
  4. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Not familiar with your boat, but my guess would be that the 220v switch is the master for your house electric (except the a/c's), and the 220v load turns on your meter.

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