Is it long enough?

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  1. TheDeckKing

    TheDeckKing Read Only Funster

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    We're off on our first week away in Baz tomorrow. Its just crossed my mind that my EHU lead is only 10m long. Will this be enough? We're staying on caravan club sites all week. Are the EHU points always close to the pitches?
     
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    As a general rule the CC let you choose your own pitch, so you can pick one where you lead reaches the power point!
     
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    10 metres should be long enough, there might be time you need more so in future you could carry another, of say, 25 metres, which you could join with your other one. ;)
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It can never be too long !

    Seriously.

    Get a 20m to go with it, then The World is your oyster.
     
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  5. MikeD

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    Caravan club pitches almost always have a EHU reasonably close.

    Not sure you could say that if you take your motorhome onto the continent.

    I have 2x 25mtrs and have used them both in the past. (not sure how many volts I got at my end but everything worked) (y)
     
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  6. Techno

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    Caravan club stick to regs
    All pitches are within reach of a 25 metre lead as BS7671
     
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    And do they get confused and reversed en-route ?
     
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  8. MikeD

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    Oh Yes. We had everything - including no earth - which made my shiny new van throw its toys out of the pram and not want to play.
     
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  9. Robert Clark

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    We've got a 50m reel in reserve - just in case
    Plus a 15m cable for every day use
    Better to be safe than sorry
     
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    Whatever length lead you use always make sure it is either very loosly coiled or preferably fully unwound and laid out safely.

    A tightly coiled lead, ie: on a cable drum etc, is a potential fire hazard
     
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    Yes as John said! same applies to all coiled cables. Read this one carefully
    [​IMG]
     
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    i have a 5mtr 10mtr and 25mtr nice sometimes when you get close to a hook up not to have to unwind the big reel.......(y)
     
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    Extension leads are like women
    Use them while they are wound up at your peril
     
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    It basically acts like a coil on an electric fire if you don't. (y)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Stick to the regs which is 25 meters 2.5sq mm and not artic blue which is not rated for outdoor use
    The correct cable is a Rubber insulated cable to HO7RN-F or HO5RN-F
     
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    I have never had to use any longer than 25 mtrs. I think I might ad a longer one.
     
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    I am uncomfortable with this discussion. As my wife says size is not everything :tounge:
     
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    thats \to soothe your ego
     
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    I have 2 x 25m plus a 10m and have had to use all three joined together on a couple of occasions on Spain and Morocco.i always use the shortest cable if I can to avoid having cable coiled up. I've never stayed on a Cc site so no experience.
     
  20. Brian and Jo

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    your safe on CC sites,the hook up point is always pretty close to the pitch(y)
    brian and jo
     
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