My boat came from the factory with a somewhat unusual configuration. It's in storage for the winter and I plan to ask them to change around some of the electrical system.
It has a Quattro 12/5000/120-2x100 120V. The boat is 12V. I have a 50A 230V shore power connection. The Northern Lights 6 kVA generator can be wired to output 120V or 240V. I believe the generator can only put out 30A regardless of how it's wired (due to a certain circuit breaker). The boat has two AC panels--one for lower power circuits (outlets, fridge, etc.) and a high power panel with the AC and water heater on it. There are no 220V circuits or loads on the boat. It's not wired correctly right now, so I won't bother explaining how it's currently setup.
My question is how should it be setup?
With my current Quattro, I would assume I would connect as follows:
- AC-in-1: Genset wired for 120V (would prefer 220V so a I can get full 6kVA at 25A?)
- AC-in-2: Shore power, but what about both legs? Not sure what to do with Leg 2?
- AC-out-1: Low power AC panel
- AC-out-2: High power AC panel
I am wondering if I need to change to a different 220V Quattro? Or two 120V Quattros in some way? In a perfect world, when I am on shore power, I would like to be able to use 50A total across both the high and low power AC panels.
I hope this is clear and appreciate any advice or insight the community has. Thanks in advance for your help.