EHU Adaptor for France

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  1. madbluemad

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    Hi Folks
    I have an EHU adaptor for Spain. Will this adaptor be ok for France or do I need a different one. (Not been there with the mh before).

    Cheers

    Jim
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  2. lebesset

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    no spring loaded pin here in france

    you need the combined type , earth contacts on the side for the german type sockets , hole in the face of the plug with contact for the french type

    see you have posted again , yes , that's the one

    it isn't anything to do with preventing reversed polarity , just that it will only go in one way because of the hole
    as the current alternates electricians don't bother too much about which way the live and neutral are fitted ; you have to fit a double trip anyway [ on both live and neutral ] ; apparently there is no standard for which way the socket is wired as it doesn't matter
    does the uk still permit the old fashioned single trip I wonder ?

    anyhow , the combined plug is available everywhere here
     
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  3. madbluemad

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    Hi lebesset

    I havent made another post and I'm not bothered about reverse polarity. :Blush:

    I just want an ehu adaptor for my trip to France. :shout:

    I'm not a leccy teccy and so my needs become much simpler. :RollEyes:

    Cheers

    Jim

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    UK generally only have single pole trip hence the need to be bothered about reverse polarity. All fine until there is a problem.
     
  5. madbluemad

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    Hi Roger
    As I said I'm not a leccy teccy and just thought somebody may be able to tell me who to ring and what to ask for. I can switch the wiring or even buy a reverse polarity adaptor if I ever happen to come across the problem. Oh well.
    Cheers
    Jim
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  6. lebesset

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    that is very odd !!!
    I answered your post , and when it appeared on the site there were two other posts from littlehobo with a picture of the correct plug ....time exactly the same as mine

    these have now disappeared !

    hence my addition to MY post

    there are 2 possibilities in france , the big 16 amp that you see in the uk , or this

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets

    the plug required is either type E [ france only ] , or better typeE/F hybrid , most of europe

    note the french socket with the earth pole sticking out illustrated in type E
     
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    I clicked on the link and it took me round in a circle.
    NURSE!!!
     
  8. madbluemad

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    This is all very odd, spooky in fact.:Eek!:

    When I didnt get a positive response, by that I mean one that I could act on I googled the subject.

    Google sent me to a Motorhome Fun page.:Eek!:

    This page (which I should have found on a search) had a photo of the two pin plug with the hole in the middle. The thread had some very good info from yourself and I even remember reading it at the time.:RollEyes:

    Anyhow, I have just orderd one from Towsure so all's well that ends well. :BigGrin:

    Cheers

    Jim
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  9. lebesset

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    so I didn't have a senior moment :Smile:

    really is weird though , YOU can't find something on the site , but google can !

    anyhow , all's well that ends well
     
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    Yep, thats the one I orderd this morning Ivy.

    Jim
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    considering you get a plug AND a socket a very reasonable price , unless they catch you on postage , that is :Laughing:
     
  13. johnp10

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    Hi Folks,
    Slightly different direction, but.....
    Many sites in the ACSI book require a CEE EHU connector.
    Is this the normal 2 pin jobbie?
    (Pic of CEE connector would be useful).
    Cheers
    John
     
  14. lebesset

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    CEE ? that's a range of fitments

    click on my link on the 1301 post today and you will see
     
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    Just returned from a 10 site visit to France. Only 1 had a "French" socket solely, a municipal near Langres. The remainder were the same as ours. Amusing to see the French having to buy adaptors for their own sites!

    Steve
     
  16. Parcverger

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    OK, we'll wait for your next French tour before we see you, Steve!! On this thread, you are right in that most good sites (like Parc Verger) are now using the blue connectors a la CC and C&CC. When we started touring, we bought a French plug linked to a blue connector to which we could plug in, and never had a problem.

    Bob
     
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