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Subject Topic: 20m EHU with 2.5mm cable
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Message posted by Bob6106/11/2019 at 9:58am
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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 05/11/2019
Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 05/11/2019
Some years ago I had a Maypole 16 amp EHU and it had 25 metres of 2.5mm cable. I now have a 10 amp EHU and it has 20 metres of 1.5mm cable. It is made by Outwell so one assumes is fit for purpose. It has not electrocuted me so far.



It would indeed be fit for purpose Bob, and it never will electrocute you unless you do something really stupid with it. Most people rarely use their EHU leads to their maximum capacity for very long anyway. Most appliances commonly used by campers/caravanners don't draw anything like 16amps, that's just a safety margin really. 10 amps for most people would be more than adequate. I doubt I ever draw that.




Yes, even when I had a 16 amp EHU I never used more than 10 amps. None of my equipment is more than 2300 watts (10 amps) so providing I don't use two high wattage appliances together there won't be a problem. I have never found the need for a 16 amp EHU and only bought one because the one I wanted at the time happened to be 16 amps - lol.

If you have a 2000 watt kettle and a 2000 watt fan heater you are going to have to turn one of them off anyway, even if you have 16 amps because both together would draw 17.39 amps.



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With reference to another thread, showing (I think?) a Sunncamp EHU with 20m cable.

Is that a Sunncamp EHU Francais? If so, they must have changed the spec because I just bought one from Winfields which looks identical to the one in your other thread but found the cable was stamped as 1.5mm.

I was hoping to modify it (excellent idea and wonder why manufacturers don't already do it?) but returned it due to current (excuse the pun) cable spec.


Other thread showing EHU mod.

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Yep lidds0, bought that Sunncamp EHU from “The Range” back in Sept 2008 !
£35.99 for the EHU with 20m 2.5mm cable and the 25m EHU extention cable 2.5mm for £17.99 a very good buy at the time.

Apart from my mod, which has been a godsend, I have also completely rewired the internals and upped the MCB from 10amp to 16amp.

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The Leisurewise LWACC429 looks my best bet at the moment, though it only has 15m cable length.

Thoughts, anyone?

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Built in 25amp RCD & 10amp MCB circuit breaker for total protection 3 UK 3 pin power sockets suitable for large plugs & adaptors Integral 15m 2.5mm orange connection cable & site plug 10 Amp maximum total capacity (Camp site approved) Splash-proof assembly (NOT waterproof)



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Yep looks ok, 15m covers most situations, and if not add an extension lead.

No Reverse Polarity warning light, like the Sunncamp unit, and I would change the 10 amp MCB for a 16 amp unit especially as it comes with 2.5mm cable.

Ripe for my “EHU Modification” though.


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The Streetwise/Leisurewise LWACC486 claims to have 25amp RCD and 16amp MCB but no spec given for the cable, which again is only 15m.

Why is it so difficult to find an EHU with 25amp RCD and 16amp MCB of good quality, with reverse polarity light and 20m of 2.5mm cable? It's easy enough to find caravan hook-up cables of this length and 16amp, just not mobile mains for tents.

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The rating you should be concerned about is the RCD.
25A rating for an RCD is of no interest, what it must be is 30 mA.
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I've just bought a Leisurewize Acclaim LWACC429.

It has a Fratton FBB8 C25 30mA RCD, Fratton FBB8 C16 MCBs (16amp?), 15m of 2.5mm cable (3.6mm insulated) and LED reverse polarity warning light.

It states output 10amp on a Streetwize sticker, on reverse of unit, yet in the plastic casing it shows 'Leisurewize max 16amp'

So, is this reasonable quality and are the MCBs actually 10amp or 16amp?

It's impossible to do the mod suggested by Francais because the unit tapers towards the lower end. Should be fine to cut the cable a meter from the unit and add new commando connectors though (so don't have to drag full length of cable through the EHU entry on tent).



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Message posted by Francais07/11/2019 at 2:27pm
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Yep, that Leisurewise unit seems about as good as it gets these days, price seems OK as well.

Did not realise that it had “Reverse Polarity” indicator so that’s a bonus as well.

My EHU Modification, I guess was quiet specific to the Sunncamp unit, but your version of the Mod achieves the same result and much easier to sort out.

Very handy Mod for using a Reverse Polarity Adapter (not available of the shelf) and also my EHU Amp Monitor, neither of which get used much if at all, but were winter projects.

I guess when you get it Lidds0, the first thing you will check for is what MCB is fitted, but it is looking like it should come with 16amp MCB.

Keep us all posted as I am sure you will.

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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 07/11/2019

It has a Fratton FBB8 C25 30mA RCD, Fratton FBB8 C16 MCBs (16amp?), 15m of 2.5mm cable (3.6mm insulated) and LED reverse polarity warning light.

It states output 10amp on a Streetwize sticker, on reverse of unit, yet in the plastic casing it shows 'Leisurewize max 16amp'




I've got it here and this is the spec.

I presume the 'Fratton FBB8 C16'(as printed on the unit) MCBs are 16amp and not 10amp as stated on the box?


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That’s a result, good info for others looking for a decent EHU at a sensible price.


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