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Mr.Punch
Mr.Punch

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:40am

Post Subject: Converting 12v lighting to 240v when Shore supply is available.

With a boat wired for 12v lighting, could 240v pass through the same wiring to 240v light fittings when a shore supply is available (e.g. in a marina)?

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:37pm

Post Subject: Converting 12v lighting to 240v when Shore supply is available.

I am not sure what you mean. There should be no way mains can find its way into any of the 12v circuits. If you are asking if you can use the 12v wiring to carry mains then without the specification of the wiring the answer must be an emphatic NO. It all depends upon the insulation properties of the plastic coating (insulation). Your wires may be rated for mains use but they may just as well not be so its safer to say NO. Tony Brooks

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