By code all components of your electrical system, including marina power pedestals, in your marina or RV Park should have routine maintenance and inspections at least once a year to make sure they are in a good working order. One of the best times to do this is now, prior to the start of the year. Finding problems at any time makes your facility safer for your customers. Doing it now helps prevent potential customer service issues when you are busy. No one likes replacing a breaker or receptacle when your marina or park is full.
HyPower’s PowerSnap technology makes inspection of power pedestals much faster and easier than most traditional pedestals. By removing four screws and snapping the panel off you can see all electrical components – checking for corrosion, loose wires, burn marks that indicate overheating, etc. Many power pedestals require the operation of multiple doors to get into different areas of the pedestal or even taking parts of the pedestal apart.
HyPower power pedestals can also be safer to work on. You can remove the panel to a workshop to clean-up corrosion and replace a breaker or receptacle if needed. No more working in front of your customers in an environment that is not as safe as your workshop. Best of all you can replace the panel with a spare while you do the work on the damaged panel, never being “out of service”!
Here is a quick check guide for power pedestals:
A great resource for marina electrical awareness including additional information on inspections in a marina is at Association of Marina Industries. We recommend printing this out for your use; it includes some additional checklists for daily, weekly and monthly overviews.
Be sure to document all inspections and repairs to meet current safety and code requirements within your facility.