Hook up cable plugs

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  1. chrisboyo

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    Hi All
    I recently saw a hook up cable where the plug at the van end had 13 amp type socket on the top as part of the plug that you could plug an extension lead into.
    Anyone seen one of these and could tell me where I could get one ?
    Thanks
     
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    It was a similar type of thing but with a british 13 amp socket
    Thanks
     
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    it was definitely the van end of the hook up lead that the lead went into with a british style 3 pin socket as part of it
     
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    About 5 working days delivery (y)
     
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    Yes, they exist.
    Saw them advertised somewhere a while back.
    Think it was fleabay.
    The socket plugs into the van as normal, leaving a 3 pin socket on top.

     
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    Yes you are correct but I've never found one
     
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    Given that it's going to be used outside in all weather conditions, I'd be more concerned about the IP rating of the 13A socket
     
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    Many vans have an external mains socket.
    How is this so different?

    The thing exists.
    I've seen it advertised.
     
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    So why can't google find it.
    Many people have asked about such a thing and never found anything but the schucko I listed.

    The schuko I listed is Ip44 rated as it is recessed , a 13 amp plug/socket would let water dribble straight onto the pins

    Purpose made external 13 amp units like the Bullfinch allow the lid to be closed with the plug in.
    [​IMG]
     
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    All hook up connections should comply to IP44 (That means they are splash proof and resist the entry of any particle bigger than 1mm). To be honest I can't see those piggy back things attaining that standard for the water protection.
    Yes, I have seen them abroad, but wouldn't use one personally. I have a separate 13A IP44 socket outlet on the side of my van which is fed from the main consumer unit which has RCD protection.
     
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    Techno,
    I've seen them advertised, as has obviously the OP.
    The safety elements are another story.
    They do (or did) exist.
     
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    We double posted there. I am surprised that a horizontal schuko is IP44, but if it says it is then it is(y)
     
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    Well that fleabay ad says 'camping' as part of the title. That's the clue. In a tent, the socket part would be inside the tent, the 3 pin plug would be on your electrical appliance you have taken with you, unless your tent isn't waterproof what's your prob?

    If you are taking British electrical appliances to use inside or outside the van in good weather then just plug an extension lead into the van somewhere and trail it outside. Then unplug the thing and put it all away after use. Don't leave it outside if there's a risk of rain.
     
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