Query re Electricity on Aires,

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi All,

    Ive noticed that on some Aires there is the provision of obtaining electricity.

    However, I've also noticed that on some the provision is for say 1hour costing say 2€.

    Can I ask, Why would anyone want lekky for such a short period of time? It's not enough time to charge up the batteries. What am I missing?
     
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    You may want to dry your 'barnett fair'.:LOL:
     
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    I have no idea, only ever use it if I can stay plugged in. Cheapest to date was in Brittany, 5€ for the night with water and electric. Seemed rude not to (y)
     
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    Well you can buy 2,3,4 hours I guess.
     
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    I can't say I've ever understood what such a short burst of electricity would achieve either, especially via a pay as you go service point socket, but I've had to drive over peoples' extension cables to get to the service point drain before now. I rarely use the free EHU points, never mind the pay ones.
     
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    When you think about it , if you are on hookup you probably don't use more than a couple of hours in a night unless you have heating and all the works on mains, but it's ok if you just have the odd things that need to be hooked up, such as hair drier , microwave , Hoover, charge laptop , etc but saying that most iv seen is lecy or water , same price never tried if they both work together as we very rarely use hookup anyway (y)
     
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    The only ones I've ever use it on are old municiple sites that have been converted to aires, you get proper pitches on them so no risk to your power cable. :cool:
     
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    You can charge your phones and laptop and not take anything out of your batteries. Indeed, put a little in. It might not be much but saving what you might have taken out of the batteries and putting a little in is a good plan in winter when you solar is not doing anything. Plus you can use a microwave and anything else. A no brainer for just 2 euros
     
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    This aire was €5 water+electric for 24hrs (EDIT 48hrs)[​IMG]
     
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    just rude not to when it's that cheap (y)
     
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    Actually it was 48hrs €3 for 24 hrs (n)
     
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    I thought you were wearing a pink crash helmet.......sorry...
     
  14. Robert Clark

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    We use short time hook up for Nespresso machine, Towel Rail, hair dryer and toaster
    One thing to consider is that at some Airs that your 2€ is for elec AND 100ltr water, so you can't get one without the other.
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    Gwen did get some funny looks when she took her hair drier to the borne expecting to be able to plug it in an dry her hair.
    She never made that mistake again!
     
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    We have never used the borne ehu pay on aires. Not really needed to.
    But I have often wondered - If you put in your 2 euros do you get both electricity (+/-1 hour) and water (+/- 100l)? Or is it one or the other?:unsure:

    I ask this because I once noticed someone connecting to the ehu but not putting any money in the machine.
    Was he getting electricity paid for by someone else who was paying to fill up with water?o_O
     
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    You get both electricity and water on most. What is common is for people (mainly french) to connect their electricity if they are nearby when you have taken your water and driven off.
     
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  19. Rob e Lee

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    Marcoing Aire near Cambrai offers free electric but only when street lighting comes on and goes off at daybreak also free water. I tripped our supply (overloaded) but after about 5mins power came back on. There are eight spaces and is in a nice quiet location.

    Rob
     
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    Mmm, thats what I thought.
    So, if you keep you lead plugged in you can have almost unlimited electricity so long as someone else is paying for water!
    I was first suspicious of this a few years ago at the aire in Giffaumont-Champaubert.
     
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