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Why You Need a Shore Power Converter in a Yacht?

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Why You Need a Shore Power Converter in a Yacht?

Shore Power Converters are becoming an increasingly important component of the onboard inventory as more and more marinas now forbid the use of generators. Generators are not welcome at the port because of environmental rules and the disruption they create to nearby vessels. As a result, the maritime / marine sector have looked to shore power as a alternative maritime power (AMP).

By using this shore-side electrical power, the yachts and ships avoid the air and noise pollution that comes with using fuel that would otherwise be needed to power it while in port. The ship's engines and generators can be maintained more easily if shore power is used.

Therefore, wherever practical, running shore-based power is the best option; however there are a lot of things need to be considered, such as shore power voltage, shore voltage frequency, and power supply quality.

Wide Voltage Range

Due to different shore power standards around the world, voltages can be found in a wide range of combinations. However, certain inductive equipment, such transformers and motors, need a particular voltage to operate at their best and prevent overheating. EnSmart Power’s ShoreMaster yacht Shore power converters allow for a superyacht to plug in and use the shore power all over the world, even though it may have a different operating voltage.

Whether the available dockside voltage is single-phase or three-phase, 208 volts, 240 volts, 380 volts, or 480 volts won't matter. The reason for this is any dockside power source can be automatically converted using EnSmart Power ‘s ShoreMaster-BS shore power converter.

With EnSmart Power ShoreMaster-BS shore power converter, your yacht will be able to accept a wide variety of shore power voltage and frequencies and output to a power that complies to your yacht’s designed voltage and frequency specifications.

Not all shore power frequencies are the same

Shore power frequency is possibly the most significant factor for superyachts. There are two variations available: 50Hz and 60Hz. Which shore power frequency is used depends on where your yacht will be berthing. As a point of reference, the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean are the regions that utilize 60Hz power frequency the most, whereas Europe, Australia, and a large portion of Europe use 50Hz.

It's helpful to know if your yacht is better suited for 50Hz or 60Hz power, and you can quickly determine this by plugging a voltmeter into any outlet aboard the vessel. You will notice increased efficiency and smoother operation of your appliances and systems when you use power sources with the same output. For instance, motors intended to operate at 60 Hz frequency may operate more slowly or consume more current if operated at 50 Hz frequency. A 60Hz transformer operated at 50Hz will likewise consume more current and operate "hotter" in a similar manner.

The solution is shore power converter

With a shore power converter, your yacht will be able to accept a wide variety of shore power voltage and frequencies and output to a power that complies to your yacht’s designed voltage and frequency specifications.

At EnSmart Power, our engineers design and produce wide range of shore power converters which can accept any frequency from 50 Hz to 400 Hz, any voltage from 110V to 520V, any input Form Single or Three Phase (European and USA specifications ) and they convert to the voltage, phase and frequency required for your yacht. We help yacht owners in maximizing their power quality and availability . Also we enable them to connect their yachts to any marinas and port all around the World and turn their boats to a global vessel.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to protect your yacht against power fluctations , reduce your fuel consumption and shore fees and become power independent with EnSmart Power’s eco-friendly shore power converters.

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