electrical question

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  1. Big Lad

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    Just a couple of questions before i head off Sunday. ..

    Finally going to Cornwall for a few days on electric hook up but have a couple of queries..

    The site has 16 amp hook up, my 51 plate lunar roadstar has (I think) analogue main panel covered by glass 10 amp fuses. .. so if I exceed 10amps in the van the fuse will pop... correct?

    Could my main panel ever be upgraded to a digital display with rcds?

    I've got the usual 3 pin hook up power cable that came with the van, I won't need any other adapter for the site hook up?

    Thanks in advance for any help...
     
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    I cant give the correct answer. I am not very tecky. I think you can have more things running without tripping the supply. Pete
     
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    Your 10 amp glass fuses will be for the 12 volt circuits and yes they will blow if you exceed 10 amps on any of them.
    They have nothing to do with your 230 volt circuits
     
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    Thanks. So we're ok to use up to 16 Amps on the sockets, and if they went over the outside rcd supply would trip... I get the idea.
     
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    16 amps total. Consider the fridge/water heater/space heating/cooker hot plate, anything that uses mains. Sometimes it might be prudent to turn something off before using another high load appliance at the same time. Not forgetting the battery charger too :LOL:

    Nothing unusual there, all vans are the same balancing act but rarely a problem in practice
     
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    I'm not a big user of electric I'm always looking how much somethings draining the power after wild camping at shell island last week. The cookers gas, and Id rather boil the kettle on that... it's only the tv the other half has to watch for her soaps otherwise I wouldn't be worried about it. :)
     
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    Nothing to worry about (y)
     
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    Check the the Mcb's in the consumer unit there may only be a single 10 amp one, this is common in contenatal vans, a lot of Lunars were rebadged Belgium Home Car
     
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