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Message posted by bobmsmart18/4/2016 at 7:55pm
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As a newbie, I have been doing a lot of research on Caravan Power this week as we visited a 10 Amp site and tripped the supply post every morning (kettle and Toaster!!)

Where do sites indicate their pitch power (10amp or 16 Amp) or do you have to ring every time to ask? (seems a bit antiquated)

For example, I cannot see site power ratings in the Camping and Caravnning Club Booklet.... or am I looking in the wrong place??

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Message posted by GCMS201218/4/2016 at 8:05pm
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Kettle and toaster run together??

That will trip nearly all sites I think, whether they're 10 or 16amp.

And, it won't help if the kettle is a high wattage / fast boil one? You're looking at around 2000watts for that alone...



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Message posted by David Klyne18/4/2016 at 8:12pm
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If you are using the kettle and toaster from home its not surprising. Many domestic kettles pull between 11 and 13 amps. For camping its better to invest in low wattage varieties so avoid tripping the electrics. Our low wattage kettle is only 900 watts so only about 4 amps.

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Do you toast under the grill whilst the kettle boils.
Much easier.

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Message posted by kenles18/4/2016 at 9:42pm
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You will find some sites may be 6 amps or 10 amps or 16amps it.s better to use low watts kettle and one at a time

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As above, if you use two high wattage appliances at the same time you are likely to trip the supply.

2300 watts will draw 10 amps and 3680 watts will draw 16 amps so you need to keep below those figures. An electric kettle can be 3000 watts on it's own.

If you know what to look for (which I don't) you may be able to see what the supply is by looking at the information on the supply pillar but much easier just to ask the receptionist when booking. If you book through one of the clubs of course you won't be able to do that and will have to phone the site directly.

When I was a member of the C&CC I found it easier to phone the site to make a booking anyway.

Message posted by bnmuk19/4/2016 at 8:19am
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I think all the sites from both clubs are 16amp,

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Message posted by Wendyhouse19/4/2016 at 8:31am
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Current (amps) can be calculated by dividing the power (watts) by the voltage.
Typical kettle 1500w, toaster 1100w
So 2600 divided by 240 = 10.8 amps
The power is usually listed somewhere on the device.

Message posted by oxter19/4/2016 at 8:39am
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Message posted by bobmsmart19/4/2016 at 12:27pm
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Message posted by Lewi8621/4/2016 at 11:56pm
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Just buy a whistling kettle and boil it on ring using gas. Not using to much electric then

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Message posted by Fiona W23/4/2016 at 6:45pm
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Use a travelling hair dryer for the same reason. We have an electric oil-filled heater, it's turned off while OH is boiling the kettle, just to be sure we don't trip the electrics.


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