EHU

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  1. Lord Mac

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    This maybe a really stupid question but how do you know that your ehu is actually working and you are not using your battery? I have never used ehu yet.
     
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    Voltage is a good indicator, a battery if under any kind of load will be twelve and half volts at best. The power supply unit from the EHU will be around thirteen and a half.
     
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    Plug the kettle in and if it boils youre on ehu :Rofl1:

    seriously though look at the charger and usually a light shows when its plugged in
     
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    If after two days use your lights and telly go off ... you were on battery :Rofl1:
     
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  5. Lord Mac

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    Thank you for the answers but i only understood the big ones
     
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    Have a look at your control panel. Ours tells us when we are on hook up:thumb:
     
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    We have a light on our control panel which comes on when we connect to EHU.
    Also our 3 pin sockets become live.

    Mike
     
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    If you plug a 240 volt appliance into the 3 pin sockets located around the van and they work that should mean your power is coming via the hookup.
    On your control panel there will be a power switch if your appliance goes off when you switch this to the off position this will confirm it.
    You can make up a lead or buy one to try this at home.




    Vlad
     
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    Slightly off subject but any comments welcomed, went to disconnect ehu from external socket before heading off on Friday but it would not come out and was hot to touch ( thankfully have 2) disconnect the power source and headed off for the weekend. After getting back this afternoon thought I would go take the cable out BUT it still STUCK like its welded on !!!!
     
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    locate your 230v fusebox....it should look similar to the one at home.

    Press the button marked 'TEST' one of the breakers in the fusebox....there may only be one test button.

    If the breaker trips off you are on hookup....dont forget to turn it back on.....if it doesnt then you aint on hookup.

    Your fusebox will look something like in the pic....press the blue button (or whatever colour it is).

    It may be directly above or below the switch depending on maker.


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    i assume you are pressing the release lever ?

    If so it could be a poor connection in the plug which has caused it to overheat and melt.
    Looks like perseverance is needed to release it....expect something to break..
     
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