The socket can be fused up to 16A. This is designed to cut off the supply immediately in the case of a leakage of current to earth. An electric hook up will give a 230V supply, which should power most of the appliances that you might bring from home. Also am slightly puzzled by this reverse polarity thing, what is it, how do I check it? Reduced voltage gives reduced power output, so appliances generally do not work so efficiently. Almost all reverse the polarity Click to expand. Hooking up to the mains Most commercial and Club campsites will offer electric hook-ups on some or all of their pitches. Finally you should never use the standard holiday-type travel adapter that fits onto our 3-pin plug for the following reasons.
It was also in the sale and very competitively priced. Often special clips will enable it to be fixed to a frame tent pole off the ground. As others have said, they use two shorter cables as required. So long as you use a 3-core 2. In a campervan, motorhome or caravan, it is very similar to receiving power to your home, however as your unit is mobile there is much higher chance of things going wrong.
Perhaps someone else can throw some light on it. Used in the right way however, campers can benefit from mains electricity and, if they take the right precautions, they can do it safely. What you need is a blue plug and blue socket connected with a short cable wired so that live on the plug is connected to neutral on the socket and visa-versa. I do not anticipate using mains very often, other than to charge up the batteries. The standard French plug does have only two pins, one each for the live and neutral.
Best bet - find an experienced english-speaking motorhomer or go to an english run site when you get to the continent and ask! Basically you divide that figure by the voltage, and the whole of Europe pretty much uses the same voltage of 240 volts and you get the current that that particular device will draw. It took me a while to work out what had gone wrong… I thought that system had gone wrong! Please search the forum as these topics have all been explained before - in depth. Upgrade to premium tracking for only £1 extra. I know, it's all about risks, and the chances are slim. It would be adequate in terms of load, but unsafe if a fault developed. It still has an earth, so those are the two pins that provide all the power and you'll see on these two sides these are the bits that basically earth and make it safe. To find more about charging leisure batteries see our.
Most caravans, motorhomes and folding campers will have a leisure battery installed. You most probably may experience a slight tingle on the fingers. In 20 odd years, I've never experienced any reversed polarity problems, and have only been aware of them recently through reading this forum. Of course, the other end of the plug is the male version and a lot of the European campsites have a normal mains connector, the sort of thing you'd see in a hotel or a house in Spain or Fance… Now we're in Spain, and at least half of the campsites we've come across have had these connectors which means this is absolutely useless… but of course, if you get prepared before you come over, you could get one of these! So do consider investing in some camping specific electricals that require much less power. Same true under those circumstances if anyone outside touched the van metalwork. However, the consequences could be quite nasty, so better to make sure the earth is there by using a three core flex, and eliminate the risk. It wouldn't actually be adequate for a 16A load, because the cross sectional area is too small and the voltage drop associated with that size of cable would be double what is tolerable.
If a fault developed, it is possible the van could become live without the occupants realising. Electricity is dangerous and misuse can cause serious injury. You can buy a tester which you plug in to a 3 pin socket to test the polarity of all 3 pins. The world of electric hook ups for tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes can feel a bit daunting when you're faced with confusing electrical conversion tables for the first time. Electricity can be dangerous, especially in the damp conditions of a tent or in the open air.
This 3 core earthed 16Amp cable is supplied in a zip-up handled carry bag. The Club has a Data Sheet with more details on finding and using an electric hook-up connection in your tent. Reversed polarity is frequently found particularly in municipal or older sites. It is perfectly safe to use 1. PayPal Credit is a trading name of PayPal Europe S. It also strikes me as being of good quality.
Tri Rated cable has marginally thinner insulation. I hadn't even realised that mower cable was only 2 core. The cable does not have to be orange, it's just the norm as it is more visible in longer grass. At the 1st French site I needed the reverse polarity adaptor. They are usually only designed for low amperage 2.
Most straighteners are lower powered than hairdryers though, so you should be fine if you have a 10A supply. With regard to electric hook up. It's not a particularly firm fit, and that's what we had done. You'll wonder how you ever camped without one! The only advantage of using 2. Many do not have an earth connection as they are intended for e4lectric razors, tooth brushes and battery chargers which nearly always only use a two wire connection. Post your suggestions in the at the bottom! It's a quick, simple and cheap way to test that your plugs are doing their job correctly. Whatever option for go for, it is important to consider how you can reduce your energy consumption while still having everything you need.