First trip to the UK

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  1. SUE L

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    Hi first trip to this page and first long trip to the UK We are coming over from France with our new Hymer exisis I and wanted to know if I will need some sort of adaptor to connect my French electric cable to the hookups on UK campsites if I need something what is it called please so i can try and order it online thanks
     
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    image.jpg Hello and welcome
    Yes you will need the adapter .:WelcomeFlag::france:
     
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    Most sites will have the standard 3 pin blue socket to take a plug Like this..

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    Hi and welcome from Devon
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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'
    Pick up the adopters at any dealer
     
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    Hi, as already mentioned the standard blue three pin plug is used here and I think you will already have one with your motorhome (camping car). :)
     
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    No he won't, adaptor would need to have a female Schuko socket
     
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    Living in France you would need exactly the same adapter as you will need for UK as many French sites and Aires also use the 16amp blue commando socket as here.
     
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    Good point! Mine came with that
     
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    thanks for the welcome seems like a good place to be grumpy or not ! Noted that I will need to pay the subscription if I want to continue so will look into that and will look to buy that thingy from e bay
    New term learned today commando socket ! Merci beaucoup mes amies mais je suis English from Cumbria
     
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    :wb: to Blighty and to Fun.
     
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    So that thingy Andy has posted is what I need ? Please clarify for me as I am no tech wizzzzzzz !
     
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    Yes I think it is as the electric sockets can be different in the UK we use it it France.
     
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    That I posted is to connect a FRENCH lead with 2 pin euroconnector/schuko to a 16 amp commando as used in UK and also large parts of europe as well as the native euro sockets.

    Could do with you confirming or providing a picture of the lead you have
     
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