Sailor-E-2200-DSH Layout Plan

Component Location Recommendations:


Shorepower Inlet (SI)

Minimize Cord Length whenever possible to prevent line draw.    Protect from anchor and chain and rigging.   Mount in an area away from pedestrian traffic.    Protect from open weather if mounted at front of boat.   Support Shorepower Cord if possible.

Its a shorter distance from pedestal to anchor locker so less line draw and higher power transmission efficiency.


AC Master Breaker: (MB)   Mount within 10 feet of Shorepower Inlet, and as close as possible to shorepower inlet.   Easily accessible.     Cables can enter and exit on one side or flow through to the opposite side.   Since the unit is square, most layouts are possible.

7 inches x 7 inches x 6 inches



Isolation Transformer: (IT)    Mounts Shortest distance possible from Inlet Breaker and AC distribution

Mount last and use to balance boat to correct boat from any potential list after all major components are mounted.   Isolation transformer weighs 60 lbs.   Should be mounted as high and dry as possible.

If you choose to have the inlet at the front of the boat, then the AC system will be either on the port or starboard side, dependent on where the isolation transformer is placed.   Makes slight 60 HZ hum sound.

Can be wired for split phase output for high current chargers.

Prevents Corrosion in Salt Water and Electric Shock Drowning in Fresh and Brackish Water.

9.65 x 10.5 x 9 inches




Inline ELCI for Inverter Charger Protection (ELCI)   As close to Isolation Transformer as possible.   30 milliamp trip, waterproof, sealed unit  5 inches along cord, and 3 inches wide.   Protects Inverter Charger from Ground Fault condition.


House Inverter Charger (IC)

As close to Ground Trunk Line Bus as possible.

As close to House Battery as possible.

As close to Inverter Charger as possible.

Weight can be used to correct boat balance, especially if on same side as isolation transformer.




AC Distribution (AC) :   Mounts inline, shortest route possible between Isolation Transformer and Charger

Easily accessible.    As high and dry as possible.

Cables come through the bottom of the unit as shown in the attached diagram or can enter bottom and exit top of unit in flow through style.    You can specify if the hinge opens to the left or the right.

7 inches x 9 inches x 6 inches



Ground Trunk Line:

Ground Trunk Line is the cable that runs from rudder shaft, to underwater dynaplate to windlass.   It is a 4 gage cable.   All connections to this cable are waterproof.   Cable runs along one side of the bilge as determined by location of other components requiring a trunk line connection.

Electoprop Case is attached to the Ground Trunk Line.

Each connection to the Ground Trunk Line requires a Busbar.   Its better to have all systems connect to one main busbar, strategically located close to connected items.     Also, its better to have all connected items, as close as possible to one of the two main busbars located at the base of mast and at the Electroprop.


Ground Trunk Line

The Ground Trunk Line grounds the following components:

  1. Electroprop Case
  2. Isolation Transformer Case
  3. House Inverter Charger Case
  4. House Battery Negative
  5. Electronics Grounds    (alternative is to keep electronics ground on their own independent throughull with filter to main ground trunk line)
  6. Forestay
  7. Windlass
  8. Backstay
  9. Sidestays   ( should also have side electrodes at waterline)
  10. Mast


DC Distribution (DC)

Inline between batteries and Electroprop in a dry compartment.    Within 3 feet of Battery Management System.

Standard System:   Cables exit hinge side.    Hinge on left side of box as in drawing.

High Current System:   Cables exit bottom of box as in drawing.     Specify Hinge Side.    Leave 9 inches of service loop available to service breakers.

14.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 inches




Hybrid Management System: (BMS)

As Close to, and within 3 feet of DC Distribution Enclosure.    Leads on current sensors should be as short as possible.    There will be 3 current sensors within the DC distribution box.




Battery Balancer  (BB):

Within 4 feet of Battery Management System.    High and Dry.

Around 5 x 8 x 3 inches




Charger (CS)





Solar Charge Controller (Optional):

Shortest distance Inline between the solar panels and DC Distribution Box

Specify Victron Systems 35 amps and greater with remote enable.


Balancing Charger (Optional):   Balancing charger has 6 foot leads coming from one end of it, and these leads must connect directly to the battery.


Electroprop Sailor (EP):




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Electronics Cable Lengths

Electroprop to Canbus Display


AC Cable Lengths

Shorepower Cable with inline GFCI protection

Shorepower Inlet (SI) to Master Breaker (MB)

Master Breaker  to Isolation Transformer (IT)

Isolation Transformer to House Inverter Charger (IC) with inline ELCI Protection

House Inverter Charger to AC Distribution (AC)

AC Distribution to Charger Outlet (CO)

AC Distribution to Balancing Charger Outlet (BC)

AC Distribution to Battery Management System (BMS)


DC Cable Lengths

Batteries to DC Distribution (DC)

Batteries to Battery Management System (BMS)

DC Distribution to Battery Management System

DC Distribution to Electroprop (EP)

DC Distribution to Solar Charge Controller (SC)

BMS to Solar Charge Controller

12 Volt House Battery to Inverter Charger


Ground Cable Lengths (optional)

Isolation Transformer Case to Ground Trunk Line Busbar

Electroprop to Ground Trunk Line Busbar

Inverter Charger Case to Ground Trunk Line Busbar

House Battery 12 volt negative to Ground Trunk Line Busbar

Electroprop Busbar to Rudder Shaft

Electroprop Busbar to Dynaplate Busbar

Dynaplate to Busbar to Forestay / Windlass