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Shore power 36 SS

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Shore power 36 SS

Postby Whyknot » August 8th, 2018, 11:06 pm

My 2003 36 SS Gas is burning the shore power ends actually caught fire twice
Any suggestions on cause and how to fix. Ends were replaced twice

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Re: Shore power 36 SS

Postby Midnightsun » August 9th, 2018, 1:02 am

I would check the portion you are plugging into (shore pedestal) as that may be the culprit, not the cord end. You may also want to invest in a complete new cord, not just the end piece as your situation is quite serious to say the least.
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Re: Shore power 36 SS

Postby Viper » August 9th, 2018, 6:47 am

I'm with Hans. Check the shore power pedestal outlet. If there's a poor connection there from being worn or corroded, it will be an ongoing problem that can result in a fire. Corrosion there is pretty common in salt water areas. As recommended, everything is suspect now including your cord and the inlet at the boat. This is of course assuming all systems on board are operating within spec and that there are no on-board electrical issues.

You should also take voltage reading from the pedestal. Even with good connections, low supply voltage (common in marinas) will cause an increase in current resulting in heat. Eventually this heat will cause connection and cord failures not to mention sensitive electronics associated with most on-board systems such as fridges, air conditioners, chargers, etc.

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