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Message posted by Monty1506/6/2022 at 1:02pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ElaineT on 06/6/2022
Thank you. I am in the middle of a debate at home between generator and hook up. I will buy the unit you recommend because safety is paramount. Can you explain the induction hob, please? Thanks again.
You won't find many mainstream camp sites that will accept internal combustion engine generators, many have an outright ban, others will respond to complaints of noise and/or smell. The claimed 'silent' type are anything but, easily heard 5 or 6 pitches away! Only places generators are tolerated are rally fields where no EHUs and you are part of an event, or wild camping, but that's contentious as others don't want to find noise/smell out in the wilds!
You mentioned not comfortable with electricity, the correct MCB/RCD protected EHU cable is far safer than a generator at a number of levels, which also brings with it fuel fire risks. The generator would also need protecting from rain/dew etc. to maintain any electrical safety. You also need to carry and replenish fuel quite regularly.
I've used both generators (several different ones over the years) and EHU, EHU wins hands down every time, generators are really last resort not first choice.