Ehu adaptor for Spain or Portugal (1 Viewer)

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Am I likely to need one of these in Spain or Portugal?
 

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Better to have one of your own than rent one on site. On average, my guess would be just under half use the old two pin 'french' plug
 
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I have only used the adapter once in 14 years of touring in all sorts of places.
I suppose though, that we are happy to go without EHU if we cannot reach or something even if included.
 
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We’ve had to use such an adapter several times on French sites and once in Greece. We carry it on the basis it’s small and better safe than sorry.
 
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Do you not have a UK plug to EHU adaptor for use at home? If you do and you have a normal Euro adapter for UK - Euro like you would use in a EU hotel then you are sorted. That's what we use.
 
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Do you not have a UK plug to EHU adaptor for use at home? If you do and you have a normal Euro adapter for UK - Euro like you would use in a EU hotel then you are sorted. That's what we use.
I didn’t think those type of holiday travel adapters were earthed
 
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Do you not have a UK plug to EHU adaptor for use at home? If you do and you have a normal Euro adapter for UK - Euro like you would use in a EU hotel then you are sorted. That's what we use.
Brilliant, never thought of that.

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That sound dangerous as not waterproof
It's never rained when I've needed it!

To be fair I think I've it used it twice in 2 years and I tend to travel in Europe in the summer.
 
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We have used one of those lots of times in Spain and Portugal. Even in France from time to time. The important thing to note is that the plug on that device is the Shuko design having earthing strips down the outside. A French water resistant plug found on some extension leads and intended to fit into a matching water resistant socket will not fit into a Shuko socket because there are cutouts at 90 degrees to the earthing strips and corresponding lugs on a Shuko plug. The Shuko plug has a hole to accept the earth pin in a standard French indoor socket and will fit and work properly in that socket because the lugs do not come into play. Most domestic electrical kit in France comes with a Shuko plug fitted despite the usual socket not being the Shuko design. Phew!!!

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Good point, I'll reconsider that đź’ˇ
I’ve seen all manner of plastic bags and other covers to keep rain off and they usually work but it is fundamentally dodgy and best avoided in favour of proper kit where possible. Sometimes the socket you are offered is just not really safe and you either minimise the risk or just avoid it.
 
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Do you not have a UK plug to EHU adaptor for use at home? If you do and you have a normal Euro adapter for UK - Euro like you would use in a EU hotel then you are sorted. That's what we use.
I've found that the boxes have a waterproof door, that is sometimes unlocked by the office staff and locked again after connection. The adaptors sometimes make the plug too big to fit and still allow the door to lock, so I would take a proper adapter, as in the picture in post#1. If you forget, these adapters are easily available in a big DIY store like Leroy Merlin or BauMarkt, if not the campsite shop.

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I’ve seen all manner of plastic bags and other covers to keep rain off and they usually work but it is fundamentally dodgy and best avoided in favour of proper kit where possible. Sometimes the socket you are offered is just not really safe and you either minimise the risk or just avoid it.

Time to post the pic of my EHU hook up at Le Mans 24 race this year :LOL:

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That sound dangerous as not waterproof
The normal blue 16amp connectors we use are not waterproof, they are only water resistant, and yes there is a difference! Its the reason many campsites do not like leads joined together.
 
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Have to use one of those where we winter in Spain. The whole campsite needs them as does some of the others when we’re moving about. Older installations agreed but their out there.
 
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Puts me in mind of that song - "Come on baby, light my fire"
Funnily enough, on the aire at St Cyprien a few years back, the wiring was much like that all over with people using those cheap supermarket indoor extension leads to piggy back onto. Late evening an electrical fire did break out and destroyed the borne. The nearest van was hemmed-in and could not move quickly but was only singed. The fire brigade arrived, unplugged everything and shut the power off. It wasn't even raining!
 
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