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Message posted by wango14/7/2012 at 8:52am
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hi to all,off to france & spain been told to look at the hook-up cable plugs,wich ones will i need for france & spain any info on these please will be appreciated,thanks for your time  help.wango

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Message posted by kiev15/7/2012 at 7:15am
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Hi Wango- I think you will find that most sites in France and Spain use the standard blue plug for hook up, as in the U.K. If you dont want to take any chances, then buy a short lead 2 pin continental plug for the very rare occasion you may come across this.

What may be of interest to you also is to purchase a polarity tester, this will let you know the state of the wiring system of the site, continental sites sometimes have the live/nuetral the other way round than in the U.K. The polarity tester pluged into the van 13amp socket will tell you if this is the case.

There is a great offer on today 15th july at Aldi stores which are selling these at just 2.99. I also made up myself a short lead reversed cable, simply connect the live to the nuetral connection and nuetral to the live connection.

If you are unsure about this then I think you may well be able to purchase these at a decent caravan acsessory shop, making sure that you lable this lead for what its function is.

Have a great trip away from rain soaked U.K.



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Message posted by wango15/7/2012 at 10:06am
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hi kiev,thanks for the info & we are all looking for ward to having some sun on our backs,

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Message posted by Mick S.15/7/2012 at 8:52pm
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I used the reverse lead and 2 pin lead on 2 out of six sites. So they are worth having along with the tester plug, as you never know.

Message posted by Andy-M16/7/2012 at 1:26pm
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sites we have been on I would say are about split 50/50 as to if they take the blue hook ups as per the UK or just the standard European socket. Dont be surprised to see ordinary plugs and sockets wrapped in a plastic bag on some sites - they are not as fussy wrt electrics.

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Message posted by wango16/7/2012 at 2:07pm
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hi,mick S.&andy-m,just got tester to day from aldi,should i try & get a 2pin plug here or in spain,thanks for your time & help,wango,

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