400 EC: Do I have 110 volt at the outlets while underway?

Wont be back at the boat for a week and wanted to know now.  Thanks.


  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 1,726Moderator ✭✭✭✭
    Only if you have a very long shore power cord.... Just kidding bro. You would need to run your Genny..
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 1,964Member, Moderator ✭✭✭✭

    Not that it matters which boat, I also have the 400, but any boat that is not plugged into shorepower will need the generator to have 110V at the outlets.  If you need to power some small items, you could properly install an inverter.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 2,005Member ✭✭✭✭
    Only if you have a generator OR .... an inverter that will take 12V from your battery and produce 110V.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • RockinScottRockinScott Posts: 3Member
    I need to run a bunch of rope light and two guitar amps for a boat parade so my 2000 watt invert should do the trick BUT that is a lot of inverter.  What does the generator put out?
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 1,964Member, Moderator ✭✭✭✭
    If it's the same as mine, it is a 7.3kw, which should be enough to do the trick.  Just note you are limited at the outlets by the breakers and the GFI (which is on the outlet in the V-berth for the port side).  Sounds like a good time!  I don't think i would try to run all that on an inverter.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • RockinScottRockinScott Posts: 3Member
    Thanks.  I will check this weekend.  I should be fine with breakers as these lights take barely any amps.
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 2,730Member ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • frenchshipfrenchship Québec ,CanadaPosts: 667Member ✭✭✭
    Here is another way to have 110 volts while at anchor or cruising slow. I bought a new 2000i honda generator. It's powerfully enough to run the a.c. and almost anything else I have aboard ( but not all at the same time) it has an exhaust extension, and a 30 amps extension cord that plug into the ac or shore power connection on the side of the boat .it his so quiet . But be carefully with carbon monoxide I did install a detector close to it just in case Paul
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