2 amp electric

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We are on an Aire inAgon-Coutainville,worth just 2 amp electric. What's the point of that. Can only run the fridge, the battery charger, the tablet, the phone and the humax free sat box.
    The water heater can be run on 500 but that trips with nothing else on.
    Can't even use the 650w kettle.
    The area is nice though, haven't seen a site with electric so low.
    Just as well my hair is short, no hairdryer to work on that.
     
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    It's an aire for the 'airless.
     
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    .............mmmmm............. must be a wind-up......(y)

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    Have you not answered your own question?

    For a stop over do you really need anything else?

    We have not found many aires with electric, but I am sure if 16A was made available it would be abused, was there a charge for it?

    I do however agree that I have never seen one as low as that before, but if I was giving it free it is all I would allow :D

    you could always run an inverter off the charging batteries (y)
     
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    Never thought of that David. Good idea. Maybe next time we're leaving today. Just had 2 nights. Enough to boost our batteries I suppose?
    Not free. We're paying €5.80 a night.
    Mind we're next door to a camp site run by the same people. They are paying €20 a night.
    I notice aires charge near the coast.
     
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    Er.................... because it's an aire - not a campsite.

    Do you not have any gas?
     
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    More than enough id say. Its only a stopover, most dont have any leccy.
    Phil
     
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    Yes using gas for cooking,kettle and hot water for showering and washing dishes.
     
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    This is only the third Aire in 7 weeks we've found with electric. I just mentioned that its very low.
     
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    So that's why it's only 2 amp, they want you to go on site.
     
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    and a good mention it was too, trouble is you asked us what s the point of that?

    so we all felt obliged to answer :LOL::LOL:

    we have so far not paid for an aire (about 20 nights) we have seen electrics but never enough for all pitches and either chargeable so we don't bother with token etc or taken up by those arriving long before us

    enjoy your trip, and thanks for the 'mention' :)(y)
     
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    It is possible that they only have a minimal cable to the hook up box so they split it down to 2 amps to restrict the total load but everybody gets a bit.

    There is an aire at Nersac with electric and certainly more than 2 amps and it all free, and not much in the town to spend any spare cash on.

    Martin
     
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    Woosies!

    I am having a very pleasant overnight with 0 amps on the hookup.

    Gas running one fridge and water heater and solar running the Engel compressor fridge and, of course, the 12 volt Travelcool evaporator blown air cooler.

    No hair dryer as mine is shorter than yours!

    Note 4, mi-fi, bluetooth keyboard, Seagate wireless hard drive, sat nav and bluetooth speakers all solar charged via USB.

    Now... time to get up.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I think there is a problem with our charging capabilities. We can't last more than 3 days without ehu unless we drive somewhere. 85w panel and 2 x110amp batteries should last longer than that. You @JJ amongst others seem to last for ever without hookup.
     
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    Luxury!

    Don't use the fridge, ice from the supermarket with shopping every other day...................hot water?.........



    (y)
     
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    Of course... I can afford luxury... I don't fritter money away on campsite fees and I bank with Barclays for FREE.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    Barclays..........wonderful bank..........did I ever tell you................:sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep:


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    You are running your fridge,battery charger,tablet,and free sat box. you just put water heating on gas. Whats the problem with that.
     
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    I know Mr Basher... I know.

    Just going to punch a few buttons on my very clever smart phone and those wonderful people at Barclays will send some of this month's "reward for staying alive" money to CurrencyFair who will find someone to swap it for euros and then send the euros to Portugal.

    All free.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    We have stay at a couple of aires that specify that electricity is to used only for charging batteries.
    As the supply on those aires was a full 16A supply I guess its abused. The two Amp aires looks like they are trying to enforce the rule.

    In German I noticed that several stellplatz offer electric at 2 euros for 24hours or 2 unit which ever is the sooner.
    Now a euro a unit is expensive power but being able to fully recharge batteries for two euros would sound very reasonable to some.

    Solar panels, big batteries and an inverter works well for us.
     

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