This article is intended for campers who have
little or no electrical knowledge and want some basic guidance on Electrical
A typical EHU for use in tents consists of:
A single/triple 13 amp socket(s), a distribution box with a transparent
window housing a 10amp double pole MCB and 25amp RCD. This should be in an
integral housing and physically protected to a minimum of IP44.
This in turn
is connected to cable with a BS EN 60309-2 plug (Commando Type) at the
These are sold complete at most reputable camping outlets.
They are available with a single socket outlet as shown above or three socket
outlets as shown below.
You cannot sensibly expect to pay less than £50.00
for the single unit, more for the triple unit, so if anything is selling for
less than this, treat it with caution.
Key points to note: