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Message posted by KarenAlan27/8/2011 at 11:18pm
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Hi all,

I'm a forum newbie and relative newbie ot caravanning - we have Ace Diplomat (old one) have been away couple times using 240v electric hook up but during our last trip the lights stopped working and we dont know why.  Had a look for fuses but dont really know where we should be looking - there's a 10amp fuse under the seat near the leisure battery and this appears to be working - ie we took it out and the 12v lights went off.  There are 2 boxes with switches in a cupboard where the hook up lead comes in from outside and all switches on these boxes are in the up (on) position, both boxes have what seem to be rcd which trips off when a button is pushed.  Are there fuses in these boxes or where can we check for other fuses - I would normally ask my Dad this type of stuff but he's away!!

Any advice in plain language on where to look would be much appreciated thank you


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If you mean nothing works on 240v check your hookup cable, dismantle the plug & socket at either end to check no wires have become disconnected. Having said that, have you checked whether it works now? The way you describe it, it could have been the campsite supply tripped, ie nothing to do with the caravan.

Message posted by KarenAlan28/8/2011 at 11:32am
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Hi we've arleady tried 2 cables and both on campsite and at home - the 12v seems to be working fine - we've just put in new leisure battery - are there fuses somewhere we dont know about and inside the consumer boxes?

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Do you mean you have no 240v supply at all, ie fridge not working & sockets not working? You need to circuit test to see where the 240v stops.

Its not unusual for hookup lead to become disconnected inside plugs/sockets as they tend to get pulled & also you need to check connections in hookup plug on side of caravan.

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If the RCD trips when you push the button then your 240v incoming supply is OK.

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Message posted by KarenAlan28/8/2011 at 9:31pm
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Thank you fantastic people it was a loose wire in the cable how silly do we feel - should have checked that first - very happy now sitting in lovely illuminated van!!!

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Quote: Originally posted by KarenAlan on 28/8/2011
Hi we've arleady tried 2 cables and both on campsite and at home - the 12v seems to be working fine - we've just put in new leisure battery - are there fuses somewhere we dont know about and inside the consumer boxes?


Quote: Originally posted by KarenAlan on 28/8/2011
Thank you fantastic people it was a loose wire in the cable how silly do we feel - should have checked that first - very happy now sitting in lovely illuminated van!!!


But you said you had tried two cables, were both faulty then?


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