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Wrong wiring?

Jun 18, 2019
2
0
Funster No
61,737
MH
Van conversion
Exp
Just finishing off my first build
Hi all.

First post here. I’m building an Iveco van conversion and about 70% completed.

I’ve just realised that I’ve used the wrong wire for a couple of items and wanted some advice. Basically I used 30amp rated wiring for a couple of things that would be fine with wire half of that thickness. They are only short wires - perhaps a couple of metres from the items (electric flush toilet, bathroom fan and Maxxfan) to where the switches will be. I can replace these but it’d mean a fair amount of effort due to the wiring position. Given the shortness of the wires and the fact they are way overkill for the items they’re connected to, would they ok to leave in place?

Thanks
 
May 7, 2016
2,200
1,956
Poole, Dorset
Funster No
42,951
MH
Carthago Compactline
Exp
Since 2003
Undersized wiring would be a problem, oversized wiring not a problem.

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Jun 18, 2019
2
0
Funster No
61,737
MH
Van conversion
Exp
Just finishing off my first build
Ok great. That’s what I had hoped. Good to get confirmation. Thanks!!
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
20,349
21,935
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Carthago Cmpct i-138
Exp
Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
No problem at all with it, its when you use the wrong type (ie household mains electrics wire (... yes we've seen it done!) or too low for the loads it's expected to carry that you have problems.
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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26,927
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Won't be a problem but if you have used solid wire instead of flex I would be inclined to replace with flex to avoid future problems from vibration.

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