electrical lead

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  1. pamella

    pamella Read Only Funster

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    sorryin advance if this is a silly question.
    is it possible to make your own electrical lead?
    we dont have an outside electrical point and to save trailing an extension lead from mh to outside is it possible to take some orange ehu lead and wire a ehu blue socket to one end and an outside 3 pin plug extension to the other?
    then.by using a splitter into the mh ehu point having both this lead and the hookup going into it with the new lead trailing under the mh to where we want it?
    or is there a better/easier way of doing it?
     
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    Yes.

    I just made up a short lead with a 3pin plug on one end and a blue socket on the other, and just plug my normal ehu lead into it.
    You can buy such a lead ready made from accessory shops.
     
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    i bought one from shop,,around £6 :thumb:
     
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    thankyou,thought so.
    will get on to that then
     
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    I made a 3 pin to blue socket up with parts from Toolstation, less than a fiver.
     
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    bugger, hit post before i added, avoid making up a piggyback with 2 cables into one fitting. they pretty much always leak so can be dangerous especially when it rains
     
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    Best if you plug in via an RCD circuit breaker, as you'd use for a lawn mower, just in case.
     
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    good advice to use an rcd:thumb:
     
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    The OP should take note that only TheBig1 correctly interpreted what was required - a tap off the incoming EHU lead to provide power outside the van.

    Someone else posted a link to one of those splitters recently - probably Techno100 in the 'This week I bought...' thread, but I can't find it now.
     
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    ive found a cable with the relevant plug to push into the splitter and on the other end is outdoor 3 way sockets with the rcd there too.
    its so we can use our elec grill and outdoor light.we have no exterior plug and no outside light and the cable would run under the van as we are lhd with the hookup on the drivers and hab door on passenger side.
    i do wonder if it would be simpler to have had a light and plug fitted but with the mh being 25 years now dont really wnt to start altering the outside.
    thanks for your help.
     
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