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Message posted by MikeV on 25/6/2017 at 8:37pm
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Read a lot of this thread, but still a little confused after my purchase today.
I went to gooutdoors today and bought one of these - http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-mobile-mains-kit-15m-p410252 .. and only £25.
Seemed ok. 15m.. not the longest but should be ok for most campsites, looks ok, RCD, integral MCB, polarity warning and ip44 sockets. It was also 16amp making me think I had some flexibility with wattage I could use. Essentially I thought I could run a fan heater and a Couple of other things. Reading the thread here I thought it would be up to 3600watts.
However, after unpacking it and getting to the internal blurb, it seems there is a 2000w max load. Any thoughts on why that is?
The cable is only 3G 1.5mm. .. and I see now that a lot of people use 2.5mm. But even 1.5 should see over 3000watts from what I've read.
Thinking of taking it back, or is this normal for these things.?
Any up to date recommendations for a 15-20m EHU with RCD, MCB, 16a and more than 2000watts??