To connect a yacht or ship safely to shore power a number of additional items are needed. Having just covered the actual shore connection, we will now look at the extra components needed to be installed on board.
- Galvanic separators in the form of a simple galvanic isolator or isolation transformer.
- Earth leakage protection in the form of a cabinet with breaker
- A fuse box or distribution system is necessary for extensive installations with AC power consumers connected directly to the shore power.
- If there are multiple AC power sources present, such as an inverter and generator, then it is recommended to install an automatic switching system.