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I've been using daisychained 16a cables off an outside 13a 3pin socket at home, but the ip44 connection allows water in and went rusty (twice now). I'm looking to install a 16a outlet nearer to the van and I'm considering this: 16a socket
Has anyone used this or got any better recommendations?
Are there any other factors that I should be considering?
 
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I have used the offering from 12v planet, and so far no water ingress.
 
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I've been using daisychained 16a cables off an outside 13a 3pin socket at home, but the ip44 connection allows water in and went rusty (twice now). I'm looking to install a 16a outlet nearer to the van and I'm considering this: 16a socket
Has anyone used this or got any better recommendations?
Are there any other factors that I should be considering?
Do you need 16amps? If not why not use a lighter continuous cable.
 
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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
its IP67 so should be ideal. i assume you will have some sort of RCD protection aswell

or you could pay a LOT more



i just use a waterproof socket and plug into that via an adapter (and have RCD protection within the circuit)
 
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Do you need 16amps? If not why not use a lighter continuous cable.
I don’t know if I need 16amps, but my cables and the van inlet have this 3 pin fitting, and I was copying what we get on sites to avoid needing an adaptor

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I don’t know if I need 16amps, but my cables and the van inlet have this 3 pin fitting, and I was copying what we get on sites to avoid needing an adaptor
Just that I use a light weight cable, 13amp at one end and a 16 at the other, for use at home. Cheap and easy for me as it's only used to keep the batteries charged, about 3 amps max.
 
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I fitted a waterproof 13 amp socket outside with it's own earth rod and made a cable from a damaged hookup lead 13 amp plug on one end and a 16 amp on the other. I use it for the smart battery charger and it can also be used for heating if I use it as a spare bedroom for visitors
 
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You mention you don't want to use an adaptor but I assume you won't be plugging the van in permanently so this will serve a multitude of purposes, and at half the price.
 
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You mention you don't want to use an adaptor but I assume you won't be plugging the van in permanently so this will serve a multitude of purposes, and at half the price.
Thanks. I have a similar thing at the back of the house, but the distance to the van requires linking cables. We keep the van plugged in over winter to run the heating on a frost setting.

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its IP67 so should be ideal. i assume you will have some sort of RCD protection aswell

or you could pay a LOT more


i just use a waterproof socket and plug into that via an adapter (and have RCD protection within the circuit)
Be careful that you get the 16A version. The 32A looks very similar in the pictures, but is bigger and doesn't fit the 16A ones. This link above is the wrong one.

Note, it's only IP67 protection if you also use the appropriate mating plug, which has a sealing ring to complete the seal. One of the usual type of plug would only give you IP44 protection. This one is the IP67 version:
I found that this plug doesn't fit my Hymer inlet socket, it's not like most other MH inlets, the rotating ring gets in the way.
 
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