generator for wild camping

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  1. scamp

    scamp Read Only Funster

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    Hi All, I've just got back from 2 weeks in Scotland where we enjoyed the odd day wild camping, my question is this: If I bought a generator so that I could wild camp for a couple of days would I plug my 240v volt lead via a three pin plug into the generator and what size genny would I need to run a colour TV and my van battery charger. Thanks:Blush:
     
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    first point...yep, just plug it in.

    second point.....just to run charger and a tv you will only need a small 650w genny.
     
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    hi
    if the genny has a 16amp socket-----just plug in -----------a lot of the smaller gennys have a house-hold type 3 pin, if this is the case you can make/buy an adapter to take your 16amp plug, most caravan type shops sell them.
    IMHO 1kva is enough for most occasions.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    just bought a kipor great for wild camping try looking e bay, or try here very helpfull Martyns Bargains to run will need a 1000 min small and compact also very quite, good hunting.
     
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    Some TVs don't like modified sine wave leccy & just won't work.

    Some rechargable things eg cameras & toothbrushes also don't like modified sine wave leccy and some people say the camera/whatever didn't work again.:Eeek:

    Have also read that the more primitive gennies need to be run (warmed up) before being connected to the van. Claimed that control panel had been damaged.

    Just something to bear in mind when choosing a genny or inverter.

    I have a modified sine wave inverter & lcd tv runs ok off it but won't try the rechargeable camera or toothbrush. I use a Honda 'suitcase' gennie which I can use with anything so far.:BigGrin:
     
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