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Message posted by nigel616631/7/2013 at 2:01pm
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i have bought a camper trailer with no electrics in it. After market wiring kits are less than 100 and i am thinking about witing it up. I have no issue with my ability to do the work.

Do i need to get a certificate by a qualified electrician after i have done it to prove my work is up to standard?

Will campsites refuse to allow me to use EHU if i dont have a certificate?

 

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Message posted by Miserly31/7/2013 at 2:30pm
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No you don't HAVE (always best to have it checked)and no they won't refuse you a hook up unless you are wired up with wet string.. However,camper mains ARE subject to the IEE regs follow these where practicable and all will be well. One very important point is that the rcd is checked with the correct tester when first powering up,just pressing the button is not really enough.

In short,following the regs,then testing is required. Only your insurance company is likely to care.


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Message posted by nigel616631/7/2013 at 2:36pm
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great thanks for that.

Didnt want to be stung for a lot to just get my electrics checked.

 


Message posted by aahbarnes31/7/2013 at 3:42pm
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I've done something similar. One question for you experts - should the metalwork of the trailer be earthed?

Message posted by Miserly31/7/2013 at 4:01pm
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Generally,only the chassis,but I am going to have to read up on this now!

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Message posted by Miserly31/7/2013 at 7:51pm
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Well 'I've read up,and the main earth goes to your consumer unit. Any equipment on board that requires an earth gets it through it's cable ,and the only parts that need bonding are accessible (from inside) metallic parts of the structure. No mention of a chassis earth specifically. For the purposes of the regs,a tt counts as a caravan,from what I can gather. DO NOT use an earth spike.

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