Street side EHU.

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  1. Angelwitch

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    Ok,daft question possibly,can we motorhomers use the street side charge points which are meant for electric cars??
     
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    I think you do really know, but hey you said it was daft so just to be sure

    Of course you cant (y)
     
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    edit - but as you almost certainly didn't ask to get ridicule, you must have hoped you might be able to

    they are completely different beasts, they don't deliver 240V :)
     
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    at the risk of being really dumb...... What do they deliver
     
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    They vary, but some produce several hundred volts DC, which would fry your batteries in seconds!
     
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    most of the roadside outlets will be 400V, the real spec I don't know and we even drive an electric car!!

    thinking about it I am not at all sure where the voltage gets dropped if it even does, we have a lead for home with a 13A plug and a box of bits half way down it, and a lead for the wall boxes that has nothing

    I guess I really should find out :) but I am pretty sure the car runs at DC volts but don't know how many
     
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    Thankyou,yeah twas dumb.......but just a thought :) :) :)
     
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    Hi.
    KEEP THINKING!. that was a great idea,don't give up,try,try,try again. You are destined to be a Captain of Industry and no doubt be getting a Queens award,Yes. About 2years at the Scrubbs LOL. Cracking idea,was about to aquire... an electric car plug,back to the drawing board with you.
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    Maybe a hybrid electric motorhome will not be too far away

    range could be an issue, particularly due to weight, but I understand the buses in South Korea are electric and wireless charged from under the road, that will do nicely :)
     
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    Most motorhomers struggle to run a TV for more than 2hrs on their batteries.
    Can you imagine how many 'Help Batteries' threads there would be if motorhomes used batteries for motive power too?:Eeek:
     
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    You could always tap into a handy lamp post (y) :imoutahere:
     
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    Or drive around till you see an external power socket in someone's garden....
     
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    None, as the weight of the batteries would make them all overweight before the driver got in.:D

    Or where the local weekly market is .:whistle:

    With your luck your pick up point will keep dropping off.:LOL:
     
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    I have seen the "travellers" do this!:eek:
     
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    Hi.
    Oh ye of little faith... Thinks. Convert an "Electric Cow" Milk float to you,sorted.
    Remember,this all started with Angelwitch pushing the boundries of "Can Do!" As said before,keep 'em coming The CEO of Autotrail is getting very worried about the direction this posting is going.
    Tea Bag (Great Scott: Back to the future LOL)
     
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    There is no such thing as a dumb question, it's only dumb when you don't ask.
     
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    Dum de dum...
     
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    Hmmmm, what about a small oil burner engine powering a large electric motor? Engine not connected to wheels just to a generater.

    Oh bugger, it's turned into a genny thread, I'm sorry.:imoutahere::getmecoat:
     
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    I can't see them being 400V as most people have a home charging socket which would be 240V, so it isn't such a daft idea. Our local Morries even has the same socket as the van's.

    Joe
     
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