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Power outlets only working when plugged into shore

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This is all new to me my first boat i have 3 plugs on board 2 are gfi one is not

when plugged in to shore evething works good when just on batterys nothing works not even panel lights up is this normal someone did install a inverter that connects right to the battery but wanted power in cabin too thanks 2003 21.5ss 5L mercury 

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Your outlets will only work when hooked up to shore power (110v) or if you have a generator, which I doubt you have on a 21.5ss. 

Greg

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Doubtful the inverter is connected directly to the AC side. You may have an inverter only on the non GFI outlet and the GFI protected ones are shore AC power

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