Supplier and specification has been noted for future use and to recommend to our customers. I returned this, but it did make me think if the product came with a resealable bag for storage, this would be helpful. The majority have 20 metres and some only have 15 metres. Although electric hook ups are not essential for a successful caravan trip. If you feel you may need longer than 20 metres then buy a 10 metre extension cable. So far in around 15 countries, that is the only adaptor I've needed.
Edit: Just noticed Francais beat me to it! The only interest I've had from a site manager was just to check its waterproof rating and he was happy. Strong mechanically and well worth the slight difference in price as compared to lesser cables. I made one 10 metres length - just right for at home and reaches on some sites, to save fighting with the big one, and a 25 metre for most sites. It is only 10 metres, but is ideal if you know you are pitched closed to the power supply on the site. When you add one of these reconditioned items to your basket, we'll add this extra cost automatically.
These leads will have special weather-proof plugs made to connect to the sites hook-up. It also features a 16A mains coupler for a very convenient link to the power supply. You can purchase the necessary cables from many retail outlets, both offline and online. We now carry caravan type electric cables of various lengths, 10m 15m and 20m. I just unroll it all and push the reel underneath the camper.
I do always completely unravel it though, but the handle makes for a quicker and less messy decamp. You must use a purpose-built lead designed for bringing electricity to your unit. This accessory is crafted from a heavy-duty plastic in order to ensure longevity, plus utilises a central ergonomic carry handle for ease of portability and winding; the plug housing sockets positioned at either side of the unit can be used to conveniently suspend the reel from hooks etc. I bought this for my mother who travels in her camper fairly regularly although not always to campsites with hook ups and I wonder how robust they would be. Additional Information: 25 metre cable, Connection lead 16A plug and coupler, Mains connection lead, 3G!.
If it fails to operate it is not safe to use and you will need to get it checked by a suitably qualified person. You will need to think about the equipment you want to use on site. Ensure your electricity supply is running smoothly during your outdoor camping adventures with this Mains Installation Kit! I received a cable which had damage to the internal packaging, and what seemed like burns or abrasions to the cable. If the part you've sent is found to be unserviceable, we reserve the right not to refund the surcharge. Although it is only 15m cable, like the above cable if you know that your pitch is close to the site power supply.
The caravan and camping club recommend having a 25 metre hook up due to some pitches being far away from the electric, a friend also advised to get the longest one possible so as not to be struggling at the campsite. Ensure your electricity supply is running smoothly during your outdoor camping adventures with this Mains Installation Unit! Don't really care how many sockets - the length is more important. Read on if you want to learn how to use our electric hook-up facility safely and efficiently. It would be a poor site that had it's hook up posts more than 30 metres from the pitch. I made a short lead that plugs into the reel French 16amp plug with a connector to plug into the camper socket.
That power must be delivered safely so Outwell Power mains kits have all been developed with family safety as the clear priority as well as convenience and versatility. I can only find 20 metre ones online, go outdoors have one which is 20 metres. The socket end of the cable will usually have some means of fixing it well above ground level. What's more, you pay for your items on collection. Features: - 25 Metres - 2. Hold the cable, close to the socket that goes into the van, in the right hand. So many cheap cable and plugs on the market! You will find that some sites in Europe offer 5A supplies.
This checks the polarity of the electricity supply and that there is an earth connection present. Product Price Select Once you've added the Maypole 25m 240V Extension Cable to your basket, the items you've selected above will also be added to your order. As an extra safety measure we have 2 of the crusader red connector protectors, which prevent tampering of the joining, and add waterproofing. Please note, fitting is available from £30. Repeat until you reach the end. Regularly perform your own safety inspections and arrange for a fully qualified technician to run safety tests periodically. The full list of options available are below.
On most campsites a 15m cable would more than suffice. We used it for the first time last weekend with no problems. Or did they recommend this because you are using 1. If you know you are not going to need a particularly long cable, because the power supply is closed to the pitch for your caravan. Normally I have loads of cable spare to secrete behind the tent. The best way to determine the amount of power you will need for the number of appliances you think you will use.
Oddly enough, however carefully I wind it this way, it generates an instant knot when I start to use it again, so I will watch this space. We recommend you use a cable length of 25m as the layout of some of our pitches means that you can sometimes be pitched a little distance from the hook-up bollard. Most electric hookups have either a 6A, 10A or 16A rating, which indicates how much power they can provide. There is even a helpful warning light. In the following article, we hope to make the subject a little clearer so that you can really benefit from this excellent part of caravan living. Understanding Common Amp Ratings Here comes the science-y bit. Electric hook-ups are relatively simple in concept — they provide you with access to electricity for your caravan as well as tent, motorhome or even campervan with a special cable and some sockets.