Piggy Back Electrical Site Hook up Cable????

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  1. BASA47

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    Hi I'm not sure if I was seeing things, I think I spotted on a Calpe Site in Spain a Site Hook up cable which seemed to have an additional connection for supplying an extension lead for outside power. It looked like it piggy backed the site mains Electric Hookup socket, therefor bypassing the Motorhome fuse box. When I went to speak to the owner, the next day they had moved on so I'm still not sure if such a thing exists.
    Has anyone else see these or did I have one drink too many????

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    Yep there are quite a few ways of doing it.
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    I have one, bought off ebay from Germany I think with the Schuko connection.

    We saw them quite often on the Continent, some are better than others regarding weatherproofing, there is a standard to which some adhere and some simply state 'weatherproof', ours falls into the latter category bur we have had no problems.

    Can't find one on ebay, maybe on Ebay Germany.
     
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    I presume you mean a mains splitter
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    Not safe unless the bollard has its own RCD, Better touse an extension lead from the van which will be after the van RCD & MCB
     
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    Every campsite bollard that I have used as a trip, is that an RCD?
     
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    Many vans are not fitted with an RCD but I've yet to find a hook up point that wasn't protected
     
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    I know what they are.

    The ones with the socket on the female end of the connector, as in @Techno 's post do exactly the same thing, just at the other end of the cable.

    Whichever type they are all "simply splitters"

    The disadvantage of the female end type are that in the example the OP quoted - sharing a site or aire supply - you would need a further adapter to use it. With the male end type you can use your standard lead.
     
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    With my two leads it works anywhere
     
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    Because you have a lead with a 2 pin plug that fits your adapter (y)
     
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    Yes but it fits a shucko hook up post too
    Handy at places like Honfleur where electric has to be shared most often
    I've had others plug into mine with only a short lead
     
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    I've got a short (less that a foot) lead that will fit those with a blue socket on the other end. Never used it :(
     
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    Yes I take your point about the term 'splitter' and the need for another adapter but the disadvantage of the types that you pictured is that you would need 2 hook up leads to reach the van and then still need an adapter to plug any appliance in.

    I have many continental appliances with Schuko connecters that I can plug in directly, I also have a short converter lead to a dual UK 3 pin socket outlet that i can use next to my van under the awning if necessary.
     
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    Used ours lots, there are still lots of sites on the Continent with 2 pin sockets.
     
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    So I understand. That's why I carry one.

    I've just not found anywhere to use it yet although to be fair we usually pick aires over sites given any choice. Everywhere we've stayed so far that has had electric has just had the standard blue 3 pin connection.
     
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    Loads abroad Andy, some using cartridge fuses? Also you reliant on the bollards working and being tested

    Safer from your own known supply
     
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