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  1. Gunner29

    Gunner29 Read Only Funster

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    Saw it on here somewhere a few weeks ago. It was a yellow plastic box.
    I have 2 x10m lengths of EHU cable and am looking for the item to cover the connection from rain etc.
    I'm sure you will come up with the item:thumb:
     
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    A cable extension cover is obtainable from cpc.farnell.com, order code PL1020820.
    Should do the trick. Price is £3.54 + vat. Hope this helps. :thumb:
     
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    supermarket carrier bag and an elastic band. :Laughing:

    Unless the plug and socket is partially/completely submerged in standing water it needs nothing more..it is already shower/rain proof by design.
     
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    That's what I was led to believe. However what with the strong winds and heavy rain over the past few weeks water has managed to find its way into the 3 pin connector and trip the RCD in the house numerous times. I have now used a pop bottle to cover the connection but fancied something a bit more up market
     
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    there are various driboxes and joint protectors on the market but you need to ensure they dont fill with water and immerse the connectors. i use a box made by duraplug to shield outdoor connections when running christmas lights. a similar box with glands is available but not necessary in normal weather conditions

    if the gland on the cable end of your plugs is letting in water, fit a new tighter fitting gland. cheap blue plugs just have a thin plastic seal that you cut to push the wire through (ip44). more expensive plugs and sockets have a nut and neoprene washer type gland that you tighten to make them water resistant (ip67)
     
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    I think from your description that the problem for you is the 'hanging' section of the 13/16A adaptor, we use these for work and years ago abandoned caravan accessories due to your issues, water just runs down the cable straight into the live bit!! :Eeek:

    We now buy Farnell plugs / sockets, they cost 3 x the price but come with proper gland connections on the ends to stop water getting in whether laid flat or vertical

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/industrial-power-connectors/4646183/

    this link is to RS this is a good price with IP67 connector if correctly fitted, cheaper than a cover
     
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    sorry put link to IP44 product

    this one is better, but costs so much more, well worth it for us

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/industrial-power-connectors/4925846/
     
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    Ordered the item you suggested daifuse and it arrived today
    Unfortunately it is of no use when coupling the two EHU connectors together as its only long enough for connecting a 3 pin plug to an extension cable. :Eeek:
    However at £4.25 it won't break the bank and I'm sure it will come in useful some day/where.

    As you stated David 58 ,the water entered via the joint as it obviously ran down the cable and along with the very strong winds made its way inside:Angry:

    The item you suggested Golly is the one I'm after:thumb:
     
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