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I need an adaptor for the hook-up inlet on my van. I've searched all over and can only find adaptors to allow UK inlets to use Euro outlets - I need it the other way around.

Any ideas greatefully received.

 

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The best thing to do is to install the correct 15 amp blue connector - fix it underneath the camper, and then wire it direct to the consumer unit fitted with an RCD, which I hope you have already?

£50 for the 15 amp connector and a new consumer unit - much cheaper than dodgy electrics...
 

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You need one of these

but really the best thing to do is to install the correct 15 amp blue connector - fix it underneath the camper, and then wire it direct to the consumer unit fitted with an RCD, which I hope you have already?

£50 for the 15 amp connector and a new consumer unit - much cheaper than dodgy electrics...
WHS^ :)
 

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The best thing to do is to install the correct 15 amp blue connector - fix it underneath the camper, and then wire it direct to the consumer unit fitted with an RCD, which I hope you have already?

£50 for the 15 amp connector and a new consumer unit - much cheaper than dodgy electrics...
Thanks, artist. I figured this would be the best way to go in the long-term, but was looking for a short-term fix.

For the long-term, would it be possible to remove the Euro inlet and replace with a UK type in the existing aperture?
 

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Thanks, artist. I figured this would be the best way to go in the long-term, but was looking for a short-term fix.

For the long-term, would it be possible to remove the Euro inlet and replace with a UK type in the existing aperture?
Yes dude . . . a 'caravan/motorhome' shop will supply you with one that'll fit right there :)
 

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The best thing to do is to install the correct 15 amp blue connector - fix it underneath the camper, and then wire it direct to the consumer unit fitted with an RCD, which I hope you have already?

£50 for the 15 amp connector and a new consumer unit - much cheaper than dodgy electrics...
Its a 16 amp connector, not 15, and generally referred to as a CeeForm.

RS have one at £6.55 + VAT - IP44 rated (will handle being splashed with water)
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=0491490#header

or they have one at £21.05 + VAT - IP67 rated, can handle being underwater to a depth of 1m

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=1844211

If you just want an adaptor, you need a standard 16A male ceeform, to one of these... 16A Schuko socket.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=0384718
 

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Its a 16 amp connector, not 15, and generally referred to as a CeeForm.

RS have one at £6.55 + VAT - IP44 rated (will handle being splashed with water)
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=0491490#header

or they have one at £21.05 + VAT - IP67 rated, can handle being underwater to a depth of 1m

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=1844211

If you just want an adaptor, you need a standard 16A male ceeform, to one of these... 16A Schuko socket.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=0384718
Great info, thanks Sam. The Schuko socket - is the other end of that just bare terminals, then? I guess I can wire it to a standard hook-up cable?
 

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Great info, thanks Sam. The Schuko socket - is the other end of that just bare terminals, then? I guess I can wire it to a standard hook-up cable?
I haven't seen one of them up close, but I assume it's just normal screw terminals inside that you can wire up to a bit of cable, and connect to your ceeform.

Have you got an RCD / protection in the circuit?
 

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Check that the Schuko socket has an IP rating - ie it has a guarantee of being water-resistant/proof.

I've got one here, which looks identical, and I wouldn't use it for your application.
 

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Hmmm... so many questions. I've no idea about an RCD. I guess I really need to have the hook-up tested and verified before I start dicking with it.
 

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well edited artist. you were wrong, sam is right.

you need a female euro socket, preferable ip44 or above rated. any shop (that sells electrical bits) abroad, even a "poundshop" type shop will stock them.

you could of just asked me and i´d send you one ?

i guess if ur in the uk and not going abroad, it´d be worth changing it for a uk one.

i would get a uk - euro adaptor too while ur in the shop so that you can hook up easily abroad.

yes, inside is just 3 pins to connect to, like a plug. we´ve got them on out vans. think it was bought from just campers.
 

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Hmmm... so many questions. I've no idea about an RCD. I guess I really need to have the hook-up tested and verified before I start dicking with it.
I would suggest getting someone to check it over for you, caravan \ motorhome electrics can be a bit dodgy at the best of times... Think it could be easier \ cheaper to just change the socket on the van...
 

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@Pocket.calculator.
Not my van mate, still working on getting hold of another camper.... its getting more difficult all the time. :(
 
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