hook up box

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

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    Hi just received hook up box but no instructions and have a couple of questions. The box has a rubbery foam type of gasket ,does this go inside van with silicon outside or does this simply act as a gasket between van and box. Also no marks inside box to indicate wiring i e live and neutral. Any help......Bruce
    PS Can I use normal house 2.5 cable to the RCD
     
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    I was recommended not to use house wire, it's single strand and not very flexible against vibration, you need multi strand cable.
     
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    Gasket between plastic and van body. Possibly better to bed it down on a good mastic, depends how good the foam looks.

    If you mean mains twin and earth, bad move in a vibrating vehicle, use good quality flexible.
     
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    thanks for reply will take advice onboard
     
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    Thank you for advice, any idea for wiring this up please also whats the plastic springy thing inside box for...Bruce
     
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    Plastic springy thing is to allow you to release external plug. That is if I understand what bit you mean.
     
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    16th Edition IEE Regulations

    Hi

    This is a very useful guide for Caravan Electrical Installations.. (same as motorhome)

    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Book/7.9.2.htm

    If in any doubt about any aspect of your installation consult a qualified electrician... don't make educated guesses.. getting it wrong can be fatal.. in more ways than one.
     
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