hook up abroad

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  1. Riduna

    Riduna Read Only Funster

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    Reading through my Europe site guide, I noticed the advice to make sure that I have a multi adapter for electric hook up. Does our standard hookup plug not fit in Belgium or Holland. I have visited both by boat and not had any problem with connection. Grateful for any advice you can give us.
    Mike and Viv

    Essex
     
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    Take one of these with you also. leaderloisirs_325x242_232.jpg
     
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    We got to a site near Zeebrugge that had a standard continental 2 pin plug with a hole right through it to match a pin on the distribution board, presumably to stop reverse polarity?

    Didn't have one of these but the site kindly lent us one.

    Never seen this anywhere else, was gonna buy one off ebay with that "just in case" mentality but couldn't find one.

    Hymie.
     
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    We carry an adapter like the one elemessa has posted. The only time that it or our standard connector wasn't any good was in Switzerland where they have their own, different sockets. They seemed to be aware that this causes problems for people as they had plenty of adapters available for loan. I wouldn't be surprised if, as sites are rewired, this situation is getting rarer. Last happened to us in 2008.
     
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    Before we're off in September I want to make up one of those short reverse polarity leads. I was going to buy some 25mm cable to do this and then noticed that the common europe adapter (pictured in this thread) is 1.5mm. I'm assuming then it would be ok to make my lead up using 1.5mm cable as well, he says hoping the reply will be yes ;)
     
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    Why not use a foot or so off the end of the cable you already have? You would then only have to buy the plug and socket.
     
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    Good thinking, I thought of that one myself but then ...I only carry the one 25m lead and sods law being what it is, I will end up in some distant camp site a metre short of the EHU.
     
  10. Riduna

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    Wow! thanks for your response, I have created an adapter off an existing cable from my boating days, fortunately, I had a french plug tucked away, always new it would come in handy. I found out what I needed from the Funsters, thank you all.

    Mike and Viv
    Essex
     
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