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How to deal with a boat that is tripping the dock Ground Fault circuit breaker




Recently boaters have been coming across docks fitted with ground fault circuit breakers on their shore power receptacles.  This is in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code and applies to all new construction.  Eventually, as docks get rebuilt, all docks will be wired to this standard.  Unfortunately for some boaters their boats are having a hard time using these receptacles because they trip immediately on switching on the power.  This article is an attempt to explain what this is all about and what can be done about it.
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Troubleshooting your Alternator

Troubleshooting your alternator

Has your alternator stopped working? Often the tachometer will stop too. First check the drive belt to see that the alternator is turning. Here are some other troubleshooting tips
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Victron MPPT solar charger error codes explained

Error codes explained - Victron Energy MPPT solar charge controllers
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Help with interpreting Amp Hour Readings

I'm getting weird reading from my Victron BMV amp hour meter. The readings don't seem to relate to what I think is happening. HELP !
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ABYC standard for ELCI's explained

ABYC standard for ELCI's explained

We all know that electricity and water don't mix.  What we may not be aware of is how many drownings occur every year because of electrical current in the water.  The new ABYC standard requiring ELCI circuit breakers on shore power service to boats is an attempt to reduce the amount of stray electrical current in the water - read below for an explanation of what this is all about.
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