How do yachts convert power as they travel internationally?
Yachts are essentially self-sufficient mansions at sea. With a typical layout with four guest suites and three crew quarters with two galleys and 7 heads, yachts can be considered six bedroom condos at sea. Yet, unlike your beach house, one month your yacht may be in Spain and the next you may be in Florida and how, then, does the yacht handle the conversion in power? Well, yachts can be outfitted with transforming units that enable vessels to plug into 50 hertz or 60 hertz of shore side power. Some examples of companies providing some of the most commonly found units includes A.C. and ATLAS power converters. To give you an example of one of these yachts, check out this video of a 90′ Falcon Yacht that has an A.C. frequency converter that enables her for world cruising.
As ATLAS says directly: “Atlas supplies, to the yachting community, solid-state frequency converters from its ShorPOWER product line as a means of achieving clean and reliable onboard power from a dockside connection –anywhere in the world. This conditioning of dockside marina power can be done without any type of power interruption. With a ShorPOWER installed on your yacht, if you choose correctly, you’ll never again be concerned about whether the dockside power is 50 Hz or 60 Hz. It won’t matter if the available dockside voltage is 208 volts, 240 volts, 380 volts, 480 volts, single-phase or three-phase. That’s because the ShorPOWER frequency converter product line offers automatic conversion of any dockside power source, anywhere in the world, into power tailored to your yacht’s specific electrical requirements.” – ATLAS website
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