electric iron

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  1. ukbill

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    can i use a normal iron when on ehu i may need 1 and i'm not sure if i need a special or just a normal iron
     
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    BY Heck !!:Eeek:

    Ironing on holiday !! are you Nuts ???:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Look at his avatar - for ironing out the wrinkles.

    Of course they will need A Travel Iron.
     
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    yes, provided the EHU has the capacity .. so check first.

    domestic irons are between 1.6 and 2kw , that's between 7 and 8.5 amps

    as with all 230v appliances, check the wattage/current before using and take into account any other 230v things you are using.

    Travel irons are about 800 watt, 3.5 amps so are less likely to trip the EHU
     
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    ok thx and no i aint gonna be ironing thats why im takin me wife with me lol
    and the reason i need a iron is because me thong will need a crease
    and no brian i aint ironing out the wrinkes when my wife goes topless hte weight pulls all the lines out of her face lol
     
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    what about taking an old iron,warm in up on the barby:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    ha ha .. you may jest, but my dad had one he took when camping and heated on the Primus stove, solid cast iron with a removable polished s/s sole plate ..:thumb:
     
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    This may sound daft, but I once had a paraffin iron, think it was made by Primus. Gave it away when I learned how to fold T shirts and shorts so they don't need ironing.
     
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    lol that sounds good a old iron but im tryin to keep me weight down lol
     
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    you can heat up a normal leccy iron on the gas... but don't overheat, or it may melt :Eeek:
     
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    We have an iron and an ironing board in our MH!!

    Are we in the minority here?:cry:

    BTW, we haven't used our hookup lead for over a year and don't own a genny!:thumb:
     
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    We also have a travel steam iron (runs on ehu or inverter) and a folding ironing board. Shirley likes ironing things, I keep telling her you can't tell the difference after you've worn it for ten minutes but she doesn't listen.:Doh:
     
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    Am of the belief that you are in the minority. But it dosnt matter, most of us are but with different things.
     
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    We have a travel iron.
    Its smaller than the domestic version and has a folding handle for storage.
    It can be used as a dry or steam iron and does a fair job.
    We put a folded wool blanket covered by a cotton pillow case on the main table to use it.
    Don't use it often but has been useful when on extended trips when we have needed to look respectable for example a special evening out.

    Try Argos
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/TRAVEL+IRON.htm.
     
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    We use an ordinary steam iron... always have :thumb:
     
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