EHU Query

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  1. PORKSTER

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    I am hoping an electrical wizard can help me with what I think could be a solution to a niggle I have. I park my van on my drive up against neighbours fence very tight. Six to eight foot is between bungalow and fence very tight. So getting electric hooked up is a right faf on and not possible solo. Now the ehu socket is on passengers side against fence but I have a 240 socket on other side I can get to. So can I utalise this ? I have spare plugs leads etc is it plug and play or not Evan possible.

    As always thanks in advance for any help offered Paul.
     
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    Make a hole in the fence and plug in to your neighbour's supply .... simple.(y);)
     
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    can't you plug in the EHU lead to the camper before you drive in into position, it won't hurt the cable if you drive over it.
     
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    No
     
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    Your hook up connection is actually a PLUG not a socket. The hook up socket is on the end of your hook up lead.
    The socket on the other side of your van is a SOCKET OUTLET not an inlet
     
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    Presumably using EHU on the drive will only be occasional so the simplest solution might be to park facing the other way when it is necessary. You can exit/enter the van through the passenger door and the EHU plug will be accessible.
     
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    But you could make a lead with a plug on both ends.
    no advisable though as the live pins are accessible in a plug which is the reason for the point on the van is a plug.....but it isnt live until you plug the lead in then the pins are sheathed.
     
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    Ok then could I change my outlet into an inlet if so how ?
     
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    Simple answer is yes, you could change it to the same one as the hookup point.............BUT....
    the pins in that plug would then be live and exposed when on hookup.
     
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    But the only thing to be able to reach those pins be a spider lol. Think its best I struggle on as I am mmmmmmm what can I tinker with now
     
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    If you really need that extra inlet it is perfectly possible to do as suggested (one inlet on each side of the van). A simple switch inside the van would allow you to choose which one to use and would be perfectly safe.
     
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    As already stated by iandsm the simplest answer is to lay cable out and connect to EHU socket on side of MH and drive over cable into place, then plug in to mains socket................ sorted.
     
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    Exactly why I didn't suggest it. Imagine the consequences in the wrong hands
     
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    I always plug the van in first. I NEVER trust 'strange' hook up points, or RCDs.....If you make that your 'operating procedure', it just becomes a habit. Same when un-hooking. live end out first.
     
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    Quote: But you could make a lead with a plug on both ends.
    no advisable though as the live pins are accessible in a plug which is the reason for the point on the van is a plug.....but it isnt live until you plug the lead in then the pins are sheathed.

    BOOM....................
     
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    There are almost flush inlets where the main socket is vertical.
     
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    That would help me a fair bit it really is pretty tight and chances are I'll snap it off at some point
     
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    Or a right angle connector and tape the flap up vertical
    [​IMG]
     
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    If it's that tight I've got to take my hat off to your driving skills.

    It should be pretty simple to move the inlet to the rear, blank off the side one.
     
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    Its tight really have to watch the awning on the fascia boards. My sprinter goes down the side no bother both vans have to come out bin day. Rather have it this way than a smaller van or one instorage though.
     
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