A popular accessory for caravanning and camping, especially in France, Germany and Spain. Please only post in this section if you have directions on how to do a modification, complete a task, or steps to take to resolve a problem. Product Description This simple adaptor features a 2 pin continental plug and a mains site socket, allowing you to convert your caravan or camping mains lead for use on European caravan sites. These continental site adaptors are available in all good camping accessory shops for about £5. Unfortunately the browser you are using is outdated doesn't support these technologies - updating your browser ensures that all websites perform better and your computer is secure and up to date Updating is easy: To get the best that Towsure has to offer, to a modern browser. I believe you can by plug in testers for this.
Could you be referring instead to a German Schuko plug? It attaches to the other post on the front of the fuse box, and will also need a fuse. Taking a further extension cable is also a good idea. I thought then that a two pin socket would be recessed if the cluster adaptors were anything to go by. The continental plug will work across Europe and has the round hole required when using campsites or motorhome Aires in France. This short extension lead, modified by an electrician, has live and neutral wires reversed and this polarity reversing device must be very clearly labelled as such. All posts in here are put up for all to read and gain information on how to do something to their silverado or sierra. The pitch supply amperage A required equals the stated wattage of the appliance W , divided by the site supply in volts usually 220V.
Different delivery options are available depending on your location. Bigredchev wrote:Just a little added info. The wire for the trailer brakes is between the fender and the fuse box taped up like the b+ wire for the 7 pin plug. Site polarity To be safe, take a mains polarity tester plug to check your pitch electrical supply. First of all, if it has an earth connection it is not the 'continental' europlug. I think the only way to know for certain is to test the outlet socket you're going to use.
Many continental sites have this system, but many still use their national-style plugs, especially in France, Germany and Spain. I had to dig through my spare nuts and bolts bin till I was able to find the right size nut. I found that wire first and took me a few to realize it was the wrong one. I untaped the constant 12V feed line from its storage point under the brake booster and stuck it in that clip. The Campsites' power supplies are shown within the pitch descriptions on our campsite web pages. This 230v 16amp adaptor will be required at campsites and motorhome stopovers across Europe when continental sockets are provided for mains electric hook-up.
Not positive as I don't have trailer brake module installed on my truck but it could be for certain types of trailers it pulls power from a different source. I've got just 1,000 miles on my new truck, so I won't know until spring, when I get the trailer out. How far away will my hook-up be? Check the needs of your own appliances accordingly before booking. While searching for an image, I found something very curious. The packaged weight of this product is approx. I wonder if it will actually charge a trailer battery. The Continental Mains Hook-Up Adaptor connects to the blue outdoor-rated plug at the end of your hook-up cable and allows you to connect to the continental plug on the electricity bollard at your European campsite or Aire.
How to wire a European electrical plug or can be known as a continental electrical plug, european 2 pin plug, european power plug, wiring european plug. If your polarity tester tells you the polarity is reversed, then using your reverser will deliver a safe supply into your unit. Has anyone noticed how small the power wire is? It can be right on the pitch, or it may be some distance away, so we recommend taking a 25m electricity cable. Please ensure your requirements do not exceed the amperage reserved on your booking. Reduced voltage gives reduced power output, so appliances generally do not work so efficiently. Anyway, I'll get down to the main point: If it's a schuko plug and doesn't have markings for live and neutral, then it doesn't matter which you connect to which pin, so long as you connect the safety earth to the correct pin.
We recommend that you use a to protect the connection. This way I can hook it up in a minute or two if needed but don't run the risk of killing the battery otherwise. The Club is not responsible for electrical damage caused by voltage fluctuations. . However I have not hooked up the constant 12V to the trailer plug.
This helps us a lot and if we really helped you can always buy us a beer Please remember to mark us to your favourites also I would be grateful if you would subscribe to our channels social media as this really helps my site and keeps us going. The table shown right is a rough guide only to the amperage needed to run a typical appliance with a power rating of a certain wattage on a 220V supply. I did put a nut on the post and fuse in the fuse box but there is a wire bunde hold down nearby that has a clip on it. Seems like a very light gage for a 40 amp fuse. Mainly used on French sites Ideal for touring abroad 4.
This forum is meant only for members who wish to post the specific steps to complete a project or modification of some sort. True, but most appliances are designed for use across the whole of Europe nowadays. I noticed that all of their powerstrips are earthed, but their cluster adaptors fit into the schuko recess, and themselves were shaped to only allow two pin europlugs. . .