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mumof2
25-05-2010, 09:47 AM
i need to buy an electric hook up, is this the right thing? I think it is but all the tech stuff confuses me, i keep seeing the requirements described in different terms :unsure:


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simonwebb74
25-05-2010, 10:04 AM
Yeah, that's what you need

daveann
25-05-2010, 10:10 AM
I bought one on eBay years ago it was dead cheap they are great :)

mumof2
25-05-2010, 10:35 AM
excellent, thank you! so i can just use my household appliances with that? microwave, heaters, hairdryer, fridge, lamps, freezer.........


I'm kidding!

But can I use my hairdryer, straighteners, electric heater and mini fridge? :biggrin:

oooh and i've used the cooker in the garden a couple of times....it's fab! :thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
25-05-2010, 05:02 PM
id check with the campsite M as that lead says its 240v, leccy hookups may well be 110v as they are outdoors

Britchick
25-05-2010, 05:54 PM
that will be fine Mairead, if you want to run a hairdryer I advise around a 1000w one, also you need to make sure nothing else is plugged in. I'm hoping you're joking about the electric heater but if you're not one of the smaller oil filled radiators are very good. We run one in the caravan in the winter.

mumof2
25-05-2010, 08:50 PM
oooh i didn't think about an oil filled radiator, good idea.

i can prob get away with not taking my hairdryer as they have them in the shower room, so just the fridge.

oh and the electric pump for the air beds. can i use that? if not i can maybe use the one i have in the car for pumping up tyres if it has the right connection.

Britchick
25-05-2010, 09:20 PM
Yeah that's fine, it's things with heating elements that use a lot of power.

mumof2
25-05-2010, 09:49 PM
ohhhhhh gotcha. but if i don't have to pay for the units used on top of the hook up charge i can just use whatever?


boy, i'm confused. should have just booked into a hotel!

Tink
26-05-2010, 12:03 PM
Now you're talking, Mairead! ;) :lol: :hug2:

ukwdwnut
26-05-2010, 12:18 PM
ohhhhhh gotcha. but if i don't have to pay for the units used on top of the hook up charge i can just use whatever?


boy, i'm confused. should have just booked into a hotel!

i think the leccy charge is for all you use M :yes:

mumof2
26-05-2010, 02:26 PM
i think the leccy charge is for all you use M :yes:


cool!

mumof2
27-05-2010, 10:55 AM
so one final check before i order it.....!

it's definately what i need, yes?

ukwdwnut
27-05-2010, 11:09 AM
so one final check before i order it.....!

it's definately what i need, yes?

if your talking about the leccy lead then yes.

although the hookup will be 110v, 240v appliances will work on them, newer appliances have an auto switching voltage regulator im pretty sure, those that dont like say a hairdryer will just work at half speed. fridges ive seen have manual voltage switches and even a car socket at the rear of the appliance

mumof2
27-05-2010, 12:13 PM
yes the fridge has warm and cool settings, can be used in the car and does have a manual voltage switch.

right, i'm off to order it now then, thanks so much everyone for your help....really appreciate it :hug2:

mumof2
27-05-2010, 12:27 PM
ohhhh now i've done it!

i'll be worrying about it 'til i plug it in at the campsite and see that it actually *does* work!

Tinkfan
27-05-2010, 12:49 PM
:taunt: I REALLY want to see a picture of what your car looks like before you leave :ROFL1: when your all packed that is!!!!!

ukwdwnut
27-05-2010, 12:54 PM
ohhhh now i've done it!

i'll be worrying about it 'til i plug it in at the campsite and see that it actually *does* work!

it will work M all the leccy sockets at campsites have the 110v socket which the lead you have just ordered has and it has a saftey circuit breaker on it too, so your all set with that