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Electrical Information

Boating & Marinas: Electrical Information

Q: Can a pleasure vessel be connected to a 10 amp flat pin socket outlet in a marina?
A: No, as regulation 98 (3) requires the vessel to be supplied with electricity from a 16 amp International Electrical Commissions (IEC) 60309 (round pin) or a 15 amp flat pin socket outlet. Likewise, the same requirement applies to a caravan in a caravan park. However, 10 amp flat pinsocket outlets may be used to supply an appliance on a boat such as a drill or battery charger.

Q: Do you have to have Residual Current Devices (RCDs) on the socket outlets in a marina?
A: RCDs are one means of compliance with regulation 98 (3) (b). Other solutions are the use of isolating transformers or galvanic isolators.

Q: Are marina connections for very large pleasure vessels covered by the regulations?
A: Australia Standards/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) 3004 permits the use of a multi-phase supply for those vessels covered by AS/NZS 3004. However, most large vessels would be subject to Maritime Safety Authority (MSA) survey and would therefore be excluded from coverage by the Electricity Regulations.

Q: In marinas, can 10A sockets be used for the connection of pleasure vessels?
A: The Electricity Amendment Regulations 2002 and AS/NZS 3004 require socket outlets for the connection of pleasure vessels to be rated 15A or greater for IEC 60309 or AS/NZS 3112 types. The use of 10 amp socket outlets, which must be RCD or isolating transformer protected, is limited to use for general purposes and not permitted for connectable installation connections.

For further information see www.energysafety.govt.nz

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