To help marinas, boat owners and builders meet the new American Boat and Yacht Council standards, Hubbell Marine introduces a line of adapter kits for shore power inlets.
The kits allow the addition of an Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter to the shore power inlet. Designed to draw stray electrical current, the ELCI kit provides a simple and flexible method for easily adapting a variety of ELCI sensors and breakers to Hubbell's shore power inlet housings. An ELCI provides 30mA ground fault protection for the entire AC shore power system. Available in 30A and 50A versions, the kits include a Hubbell shore power inlet and matching housing and stainless-steel hardware. The mounting adapter plates are compatible with multiple ELCI sensors and breakers, including Carling Technologies, North Shore Safety and Sensata Technologies units. Retail pricing for the kits starts at about $200. The ABYC standard indicates that an ELCI should be installed with or in addition to the main shore power disconnect circuit breakers. Contact: Hubbell Marine, (475) 882-4800. www.hubbell-marine.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue.