6 amps

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by oddjob, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. oddjob

    oddjob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveleys Nr Blackpool
    Just had a good weekend on an Haven site in North Wales ,and like you do just looking for booking another Haven Lakeside in cumbria, Pitch with electrics ,£10 pn ,what am i likely to get for 6amps in other words what can i run ????
    oddjob
     
  2. madbluemad

    madbluemad

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    spain
    You would have to look at the wattage on your appliances. Saying that when I worked off a Yellow Box Transformer it would only give out 8amps and we didnt trip anything anywhere.

    Just be aware of what your switching on.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
  3. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    London
    You can live quite OK with 6 Amps provided as said you check wattage before turning on.

    Don't take big kettle for a start.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. JayDee

    JayDee Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    N. Devon
    Rule of thumb:-

    Volts x Amps equal Watts, less say 10% for losses and such like.:thumb:

    so 6amp will give you the ability to run appliances totalling no more than about (to be on the safe side) 1300 watts. Fridge is about 150 watts, Electric water heater and heating you'll need to check you handbook, kettle can be anything up to 2000watts, but check the rating of yours, toaster about 1000 watts (but again check). So as you can see with those figures you would trip the pitch twice or three times over. This doesn't take into account your charger unit, stereo, 240v TV, computer, etc. A bit of an investigation may save you a bit of embarrassment when you have to ask the warders to reset your connection. :RollEyes: :Blush:

    Any help?


    John
     
  5. oddjob

    oddjob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveleys Nr Blackpool
    Thanks for your help
    Just done a quick check what do you think?
    Kettle 200-900 watt
    TV 12v dc 4.8amp (56watt)
    toaster 800 watt
    water heater not sure :RollEyes:
    fridge 125 watt
    oddjob
     
  6. madbluemad

    madbluemad

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    spain
    Use a gas (Whistling Kettle) and have fried bread in a tomato juice instead of the electric kettle and toast.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
  7. oddjob

    oddjob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveleys Nr Blackpool
    so as long as i dont use the kettle and toaster at the same time it should be ok???:thumb:
     
  8. JayDee

    JayDee Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    N. Devon
    Just what I was about to suggest, but I would also check and see what your water heater is rated at, as that and either of the other two may push you over. But what the hell, you could just grovel and call him sir (if it's a him) or ma'am (if it isn't - but don't mix them up :Wink:) and promise you won't be naughty again. :BigGrin:


    John
     
  9. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,463
    Likes Received:
    16,908
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    just to make sure you dont trip the site leccy you could do worse than one of these gadgets

    owl energy monitor

    simply connect the sensor and set the parameters and you can see at a glance how much leccy you are using. refreshed every couple of seconds.

    set the alarm to just below the sites max amps and you'll never accidently trip the site again :thumb:
     
  10. mick noe

    mick noe Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    610
    Likes Received:
    508
    Location:
    near Boston Lincolnshire
    On a 6amp mcb (trip/breaker/fuse) if you work on 4 amps a 1000w (1kw) you will have no problems all your 240v appliancies will have a kw rating on them just run under 1500w (1.5kw) at one any time and you will have no problems. You can more or less ignore onboard 12v usage. :thumb:
     
  11. oddjob

    oddjob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveleys Nr Blackpool
    Thanks for all your help and advice
    oddjob
     
Loading...

Share This Page