Hello, going to buy a cable for electric hookup. Can I have length recommendations please???
I've read the longer the better but don't want it taking up tooo much space...!!
Also read that distances might be longer in Europe than at sites in the UK..?
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25 metres for normal use, extra 25 metres for Aires such as Honfleur where hook ups are often a long way from where you can park and a really long cable for those out of the way places ........
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I carry one of about 15 metres and one of about 5.
Definitely worth carrying a short one so you don't end up with loads of spare cable on a pitch.
I also carry three of different lengths
Don't forget, they can be joined to make one hell of a long one if required, but make sure the connections are kept dry
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Standerd's length 25 m 15 is to short
Three long and one reasonable short about 10m. Had to use them all on a UK CL once in bad weather, as all the pitches were unusable, we parked on a bit of hard standing in the entrance and needed all the cables to reach the nearest socket.
I also carried a continental 2 pin and UK 3 pin very short ones and numerous other adaptors including a 3 way sharing one. Had a reverse polarity one but never used it in anger.
I had a 25mtr I bought two more plugs one of each, then cut 10 Mtr off put the plugs on the bare ends so now I have a 15 mtr a 10mtr which is all have needed so far, or I can connect them together to make 25 mtr
What ever length you decide if going to Europe I'd suggest a splitter so you can share a outlet as there's usually more vans than outlets
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