Gear: Adapter Enables Visiting 30-Amp Ports

Hubbell Marine Y Adapter

Boaters who enjoy exploring risk disappointment when their 50A vessel arrives at a remote marina that only has 30A shore power pedestals. The versatile YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter from Hubbell Marine solves this problem.

June 21, 2023

Boaters who enjoy exploring risk disappointment when their 50A vessel arrives at a remote marina that only has 30A shore power pedestals. The versatile YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter from Hubbell Marine solves this problem. It enables full use of the boat’s onboard systems by safely powering a 50A 125/250V vessel from two 30A dockside receptacles.

Designed for long life, the Hubbell YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter utilizes a rugged, high impact and UV-resistant housing that is environmentally sealed against humidity, fog and rain. Robust grommets provide additional protection for internal components, while integrated cord clamps guard against terminal strain.

Easy operation is thanks to sophisticated internal circuitry that confirms both plugs are correctly engaged in separately phased 30A outlets. A 3-pole contactor breaks both hots and neutrals to prevent any possibility of users encountering a live plug when the adapter is not engaged. A built-in safety light confirms correct connections and operation.

The adapter measures 55.5″ L overall, affording 19.5″ on the 50A boatside cable portion, including the plug. The two 30A cables with plugs are each 26″ L.

 

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