Before the coming trip I installed an exterior outlet for shore power (120 volts). It’s great to have the option to plug in if there’s not a lot of sun or we’re staying for an extended period of time somewhere. Solar will always be my first choice, but there’s an added sense of relief knowing you can plug in.
It was a pretty straightforward installation. I took a power strip, cut off the plug, stripped the wires, and connected it to the exterior outlet. Plug an extension cord into the exterior outlet and Bam! Electricity.
We have two 120 volt interior clip on lights for the cabin and one 120 volt LED strip light for the galley. The power strip is also great for charging the phones and laptops.