Accessing those distant electric points

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  1. FJmike

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    Make sure you unwind it fully. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Also make sure you've got a way of securing it otherwise it will go walkies! Oh, and the neighbours will be able to tap into the electric too ...:D
     
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    I'll leave it to the resident Electrical Engineering Consultants to explain why it shouldn't be used.

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    Bet you still run short !

    Ignoring the inevitable naysayers, it looks like a very handle reel to have in the van (y)
     
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    Nice one.. We have four standard EHU leads. Two at 25 metres and two at 15 metres
    Once, in Hungary, we had to use them all.. And I still had yo move the van a bit to get plugged in !

    The voltage was not so much delivered at the van as crawled in and dribbled out the end of the cable LOL !!
     
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    think I'll get me popcorn .. ;)
     
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    Just because it's only 1.5sq. mm doesn't mean it can't be used. I have that size as well as a 2.5 sq.mm cable. Just have to be careful about the load. Still loads of cable to reel in as it should not be used coiled on the drum. But then it does highlight the reduced coiled current capacity in the ad
     
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    Not so cheap when you consider it is 1.5sq.mm

    Also a drum takes up a lot of space in comparison to a couple of 25m cables which we more flexible
     
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    Got the makings of A_Big_One you think ?
     
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    Cables and hose pipes the new gassing and aframes :):)
     
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    Just for information.. something to mull over.. popcorn has ran out, BRB :LOL:

    Size of cable required for

    A 3kw load with a cable length of 40 mt

    Required Cable Size 2.5 mm
    Voltage Drop 7.83 Volts.
    Percentage Drop 3.4%
    Current Load 13.0 Amps
    Max Cable Load* 25.8 Amps

    The same calculation with a 1kw load

    Required Cable Size 1.5 mm
    Voltage Drop 4.35 Volts.
    Percentage Drop 1.9%
    Current Load 4.35 Amps
    Max Cable Load* 18.5 Amps
     
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    which end would you plug in first i wonder?
     
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    Neither, just fire up a generator. Haha
     
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    This is The Biggie - 4 ends and two more for the reverse polarity lead.
     
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    Thought it might invoke the safety police :LOL::LOL::D
     
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    fit a hook on the trailing end and you could use it for fishing :reel:
     
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    Oh so wrong in so many ways and yet how many French ,Germans and Dutch, do you see with one of these. Piggy backed off one ourselves in Italy , about four years ago.
     
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    If you want to use the 'full' load capacity you'll have to unroll it totally ... then roll it all back up again ... could take a while but would certainly develop your arm muscles ... 40m is a LOT of winding! You'll end up with biceps like Popeye!!! :D
     
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    But much easier than untangling two 25mtr cables :)
     
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