ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DESIGNED FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Published: Monday, January 30, 2017
The use of 50 cycle electrical systems in many countries outside the US and Canada can present hazards for boats that were built to run on domestic 60 cycle power. Hubbell Marine solves this problem with its line of dedicated, CE-certified ship-to-shore products. They are configured for use exclusively on 16, 32 or 63 amp circuits and are ideal for vessels destined for international use.
Employing standard National Electrical Manufacturer's Association designs, these shore power products use traditional marine styling. The line includes both 230V twist-lock and 240V pin-and-sleeve shore power inlets and receptacles, plus connectors and plugs. They are not interchangeable with 60 cycle systems.
Superior components used in the various products include watertight seals, nickel-plated rear enclosures and contact blades, and thermoset interiors that resist arcing and heat build-up. Hubbell offers 316 stainless steel or non-metallic covers, plus a variety of connectors and plugs, to create complete sets.
Internationally-rated Hubbell 16 amp products start at $50, 32 amp at $75 and 63 amp at $125 for 230V inlets.