EHU and Heating

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  1. Bulawayo Lass

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    We are staying on a site for a change as doing the training day on an assult course next to it tomorrow.

    We have EHU and l brought our 500w delonguie heater in CB. Do you think l can leave it on tomorrow or tonight even without tripping the electric or would that be to much l am not sure how site electric works.
    Was only going to have it about 3 to keep the chill off esp tomorrow as we will be like icebergs and pre if not full hypothermic when we stagger back in.
     
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    Yes the load is insignificant
     
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    That would only be approx 2 amps so EHU should cope with that no problem but some sites don't allow electric heating.
     
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    Don`t tell them... :xwink::xThumb:
     
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    That's a new one on me, how can they police that? as long as you don't trip the breaker you can draw what you like
     
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    Many thanks and shhhhh Borderland .......
     
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    Yes quite agree but I have come across this statement on 2 occasions recently when looking at sites on internet.
     
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    like where?
     
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    Also, don't worry about leaving it on full setting. The setting won't change the 500 W.
     
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    Yes and in this weather 500 watt will barely warm your toes
     
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    Both in Scotland but can't remember which sites as have looked at dozens over the last few days planning tour up North
     
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    If it clearly indicated on their pages then they won't get any business at this time of year.
     
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    Think the main 'club' sites are sniffy about using electric heating, but they are quite specific about where.
     
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    I have come across one site where you had to pay for electricity used, is this fairly common.
     
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    We always ask when checking into a site how many Amps the electric supply is as is varies wildly from one site to another
    It's easy to convert Amps to KW, simply multiply the Amps x voltage
    Ie 5 amps x 240v = 1200 watts (1.2kw)
    You heater only uses 500 watts, but you need to consider other items which might be using power at the same time. Sometimes you need to plan your power usage carefully
     
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    Only other electrical items are fridge and 2x phones charging. We are at a CL site £17/night inc electric.
     
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    That is quite expensive so get your money's worth!
    Local CL charges £12 pn plus metered electric. From experience we only used £2.70 of electric per 24hrs with 1kw heater on constant.
     
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    It used to be common but I thought it was illegal now..
     
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    What is illegal now?
     
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    Techno only here because of the course it actually crosses the site on one boundry and entry is via the site and we had to stay someplace. Hotels in the area very expensive. If we found cheaper further away would have had to have travel sorted so catch 22.
     
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