Pompano Beach Marine Shore Power Systems
At C.W. Fischer Electric, Inc., we are your go-to for all things to do with marine shore power in Pompano Beach. Below you will find helpful information about what marine shore power is, how to stay safe while using it, and what advantages it offers boaters. Read on, and if you have any questions, be sure to reach out to us. We are industry veterans with decades of knowledge that are at your disposal!
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What Is Marine Shore Power?
Marine shore power is the electricity a boat receives while anchored. A cable connects the boat to a pedestal on the dock. The power pedestal is equipped with a circuit breaker panel that controls the electrical load distribution. The specific voltage and amperage will vary depending on where the boat is docked.
When the power cable is connected to the boat, it is plugged into an electrical inlet. The power then flows through the boat's electrical system, which makes it possible to charge batteries and run onboard features that require alternating current (AC) power.
What Are Safety Concerns for Marine Shore Power?
Marine shore power is a must for many boaters, but there are several important things you ought to do to keep yourself and everyone around you safe.
- Being mindful of the risks of electrical shock. When connecting and disconnecting your boat’s power cable, always ensure that the power is turned off at the circuit breaker. Be sure to grip the cable end by the handle and never touch the metal prongs. If you accidentally drop your cord in the water, shut the breaker at the power pedestal off immediately. Then, be sure to clean the wet cord thoroughly with fresh water and let it air dry for a couple of days.
- Watching out for corrosion. Over time, the electrical connections on the boat and the dock can become corroded, which increases the risk of electrical resistance and heat buildup. Always inspect the power cable for signs of wear and replace it if necessary.
- Taking care to not overload the electrical system. Boats have specific electrical requirements, and using too much power can create a fire hazard. Always be mindful of how much power your onboard appliances are using. Turn off any that are unnecessary.
- Getting regular maintenance. Anything from voltage drops to ground faults can result from a lack of upkeep. Addressing issues when they come up can ensure your system will provide you with reliable and safe power.
The Benefits of a Marine Shore Power System
If you have been thinking about installing a marine shore power system in Pompano Beach, we have great news. There are a host of benefits that can be yours! First and foremost, this system allows you to power your boat’s features without running your engine or a generator. This contributes to the cleanliness and health of the body of water in which your boat is docked, and it allows you to reduce wear and tear on your engine.
Additionally, taking advantage of marine shore power allows you to utilize electrical appliances you might not have been able to otherwise, and it is a convenient way to keep your batteries charged. With a proper system, you can enjoy your time on the water like never before!
The benefits do not end there. You can also see cost savings by using marine shore power. While fuel prices vary from one location to the next, electricity is often cheaper than gasoline, propane, diesel fuel, or natural gas. This on top of the reduced load on your engine can help you save money on both fuel costs and maintenance.
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At C.W. Fischer Electric, Inc., we have been a trusted name in the electrical industry for 55+ years. Whether you need repairs on your existing marine shore power system or are looking to install a brand new one, we have you covered. Our team is available around the clock, and we can even make weekend appointments. To get started with us, all you have to do is reach out, and we will be glad to schedule a convenient appointment for you.
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