Shore Power in the Marina
It is a requirement for all vessels who connect to shore power to have IP66 rated (male) plugs that connect to the pedestal.
Non-compliant plugs cause damage, and create a significant fire hazard (as well requiring expensive repairs).
From tomorrow, any non-compliant lead will be immediately disconnected. If the same lead is subsequently found to be connected again, the male plug end will be severed.
- IP66 plugs are available at Middy’s (and other electrical retailers). They need to be wired to your existing lead by a suitably qualified technician.
- The three-pin outlets in the marina are 15A. They will also take 10A plugs, but a 15A plug must be wired to a 10A lead. Match your lead to the correct IP66 plug (10A or 15A).
- You may use a non IP66 plug whist you are aboard your vessel, provided it not raining. It it rains, immediately disconnect.
- Remember to switch off the power when you unplug your vessel and head out of the marina. Leads left plugged in and ‘live’ will also be removed.