EHU Hookup convertor for France

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  1. Chockswahay

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    Crikey, I was just reading another French thread and the convertor was mentioned.

    I had not given this a single thought (probably because we wild camp in Scotland lol)

    I have also read that polarity is often reversed :Eeek:

    Does any one have any advice re what type to buy please?

    Many thanks :Smile:
     
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    For sale in most French supermarkets - standard plug one end - hookup socket the other, blue. :thumb:
     
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    with these two 16amp plug & socket above.. put a short piece of 16 amp cable in between and reverse the polarity at one end (meaning at one end put the brown to neg -..and the blue to pos + that will reverse any electric that is reversed back to normal....use the red tester below to check for reversed polarity and for NO earth...use the tester with the 13 amp trailing socket with the blue 16amp with a 13amp traling socket on one end

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    Adaptor lead. Camping shops or ebay. Loads of them about..

    You can buy or make a short swop over lead to deal with reverse polarity, some of us I know dont bother... The reverse polarity thing can start a whole debate and the Health and safety mob will come running. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hi. got mine on ebay. just typed in hook up cable continental, you will see lots come up got mine with a polarity test plug included, not very expensive:Smile:
     
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    just make ya own get the cable and the plugs and reverse 1 end
     
  8. Chockswahay

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    Thanks guys, just the ticket :Smile: :thumb:
     
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    To be honest whatever you need it is invaribly listed on my website with Funsters discount, all you have to do is :Eeek: and let your fingers do the walking:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    For instance search 'continental' and hey presto a drop down box appears with a selection

    Have Fun

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    We didn't need to use ours recently in Alsace, the Vosges and the Haut Jura, nor in Germany, all were the same connections as UK.

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    if you have switches with leds in them they will still glow even when switched of if you have revesed polarity
     
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    So I plug the polarity tester in the French EHU and it shows me that the polarity is in reverse. :Sad: What do I do then? :Doh: Go to another site and hope the polarity is the same as my van, or do I ask the nice French camp person to come and do the electrical stuff on the EHU for me?
     
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    you plug in your reverse polarity mini lead:Doh: then your normal ehu cable to van:thumb:
     
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    This is a good one but sometimes the mounting rail for the sockets is too far back or bodged and the angled wont cut it.
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    IGNORE reverse polarity. Anywhere you hook up here or abroad you should check that your RCD/RCBO operates by its test button. If it trips you are OK. Don't buy unnecessary rubbish.
     
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    its not alwayss rubbish my tv which is 12v cost about 90 quid started to play up when on rev pole so best to right the pole in case
     
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    Reverse polarity cannot possibly cause a problem to a 12 volt TV nor a 230 volt TV
    Reversing the polarity simply means that your switches will be in the neutral conductor instead of the line conductor. Your equipment does not know one from the other.
    Unless you are going to take your electrics to pieces while it is LIVE polarity is irrelevant
     
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    There is a whole retail industry feeding on this paranoia :Laughing: with funster discount of course
     
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