Outfit: Various tents Location: West Midlands Joined: 26/7/2009
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Hopefully you'll only need a plug, lead and consumer unit as shown on this page. Cable length should ideally be around 25 metres and must be uncoiled when in use to avoid overheating. Socket unit available in various designs but must have MCB (effectively a resettable "fuse") and RCD (to break the circuit instantly if you should be unfortunate enough to get a shock) protection built in.
The blue plug for connecting to the site socket is a European standard item, but a few Continental sites might have an older connection for which you would need a short adapter lead.
Location: NWUK Joined: 20/4/2017
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Took my daughter camping at the weekend for the first time, and got a (safe, factory-made, RCD/MCB) EHU cable so I could use an electric blanket for her and a small kettle for me. Everything worked very well.
One question, though: the site's supply post and our IP44-rated blue connector were open to the elements, so is there any need to protect them with a waterproof cover? Even a strong plastic bag tied over them?
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No need to cover the connections at the post as they are configured so that the cable is vertical and is to all intents waterproof,the hookup end with the RCD/MCB however is only IP44 when nothing is plugged in so should be kept dry.