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International connectors for boating without borders

by Martin Flory Group 1 Apr 2021 14:43 UTC
Hubbell Marine's wide range of internationally-rated products includes (top, L to R) 16A, 36A and (bottom) 60/ 63A inlets © Martin Flory Group

Shore power systems can vary greatly from one country to the next, posing challenges for cruising boats worldwide. Internationally-rated connectors from Hubbell Marine allow these vessels to enjoy compatibility abroad for safe and reliable power anywhere.

Hubbell offers CE-certified electrical shore power systems that are designed expressly for boats destined for European or international ports. Utilizing standard NEMA configurations, the 16A/230V and 32A/230V systems work with all 50-cycle shore power systems.

Inlets are available in a choice of marine-grade 316 stainless steel or white non-metallic styles. The cover is friction-tight to remain open while the cable set is engaged, then self-closes when not in use. Housings include a white Centrex cover and PBT base for weatherproof protection when closed.

Quality construction of these conventional-style Hubbell inlets includes full watertight sealing and nickel-plated brass contact blades for extreme corrosion resistance in harsh marine environments. The easy-to-wire, heat-resistant polycarbonate interior in 16A and 32A models is clear, enabling quick visual inspection. Cable sets round out these systems, with a female connection on one side and the other end blunt cut. They're available in 7.6m and 15.2m lengths for 16A and 32A configurations.

For 63A systems, Hubbell inlets incorporate a nickel-plated rear enclosure for corrosion protection, and a heat-resistant Thermoset contact carrier. Three screws lock the interior in place.

Hubbell Marine also offers a full line of dual-rated pin-and-sleeve devices to match both North American and international configurations. The inlets, receptacles, connector bodies and plugs are available in 16A/20A, 30A/32A and 60A/63A models for full interchangeability with other UL1686 C1 devices.

For more information contact Hubbell Marine Electrical Products Tel: +1-727-304-7638 or visit

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