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TheCoggins
22-02-2013, 16:34
Can anyone advise?
We are off to France and will be using the Aires. Will the UK hook up connection fit the French connection or do we need adapters. This goes for other European countries as well.

shortcircuit
22-02-2013, 16:40
The standard cable will fit a multitude of HUs but you will on odd occasions need an adapter. Not all aires have HUs with some a single outlet at the bourne on a free/low charge so do not bank on getting mains all the time. You will easily survive and enjoy.

ivecotrucker
22-02-2013, 16:45
Depends on the age of the campsite 'leccy system. Newer hookups all take our normal campsite connection mostly now all over Europe but older installations require a 2 male pin with external earth contact. Not easy to source in the UK & not easy abroad now. If you are lucky the campsite(s) might have an adapter you can borrow.

shortcircuit
22-02-2013, 16:52
Sorry, I thought you said aires, but yes you may be able to obtain the loan of an adapter if on a campsite.

Rich and Sarah
22-02-2013, 16:56
Hi. You would do best to make a lead up to take with you. the Euro plugs are easily sourced online. i have made one after our first trip. Also take an extension with you 25 meters or so should do. on some of the busier airs you may have to piggy back onto someone else' extension. Its a common practice, but ask first to avoid any diplomatic situations lol. Also remember to take a few different hose attachments. These arent all standard either

Rich

TheCoggins
22-02-2013, 17:08
Hi. You would do best to make a lead up to take with you. the Euro plugs are easily sourced online. i have made one after our first trip. Also take an extension with you 25 meters or so should do. on some of the busier airs you may have to piggy back onto someone else' extension. Its a common practice, but ask first to avoid any diplomatic situations lol. Also remember to take a few different hose attachments. These arent all standard either

Rich Thanks for very useful advice

loulou
20-03-2013, 13:56
There are many old EHU in France, which often have reversed polarity. It would be a good idea to invest 6.49 for a socket polarity tester from B&Q or similar, to protect your equipment and yourselves. Check the link below.

B&Q MS6860E Socket Tester, 5052931053483 (http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/electrical/circuit-protection-consumer-units/circuit-testers/socket_tester/B-and-Q-MS6860E-Socket-Tester-12758715?skuId=13269421)

:goodluck::have fun:

shortcircuit
20-03-2013, 14:07
There are many old EHU in France, which often have reversed polarity. It would be a good idea to invest 6.49 for a socket polarity tester from B&Q or similar, to protect your equipment and yourselves. Check the link below.

B&Q MS6860E Socket Tester, 5052931053483 (http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/electrical/circuit-protection-consumer-units/circuit-testers/socket_tester/B-and-Q-MS6860E-Socket-Tester-12758715?skuId=13269421)

:goodluck::have fun:

No No No, do not waste your money. In a healthy electrical circuit reverse polarity will provide no danger. If you intend to work on equipment live then you could get problems but under normal use no problems.


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