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Oct-21-2017 @ 6:56 PM                           Permalink
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Di.  You don't really give enough information in your question to be able to work out what the problem is, but here are some thoughts.

You say the fuse is blowing in the house, but I assume you don't really mean that. I guess you mean that a trip operates which cuts off the power.

Now... Your consumer unit in the house will have two types of trip. There will be a residual current circuit breaker (RCD) and lots of MCBs, one per circuit. One of these MCBs will belong to the circuit which feeds your summer house. The different types of trip serve different purposes.

If the MCB trips, it will only cut the power to the summer house. If this is what is happening then the boat is trying to draw more current than the circuit will allow. Try switching off everything on the boat and then plug it in. Then gradually switch things on until the trip trips. The solution here is to upgrade the wiring to the summer house to a cable which can handle sufficient power or to sort out the boat electrics.

From what you say, it sounds more likely that it is the RCD which is tripping. If this trips then it will cut off all the power in the house. Now the RCD is there to guard against earth faults. It is your main protection against being killed by touching a live wire. It does not take much to trip it.

There could be all sorts of reasons why the RCD is tripping. The boat may be wired incorrectly or there may be an earth fault in the boat or the boat may be fitted with something which is very inductive like a fridge or some other motor. These things can cause an initial surge which trips the trip. Again switch off everything on the boat and then switch on one at a time until you find the culprit.

Only a properly equipped electrician can determine what is causing the fault, but answering the questions above would at least narrow it down.

Hope this helps.


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Try one of these it will tell if the boat is wired correctly and the supply to the boat.

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