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Old 03-07-2012, 19:53
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I have copied and pasted this from a previous thread - I thought it may be useful.

ELECTRIC APPLIANCE INFORMATION

Pitches are limited to around 16amps - some higher, some lower, so check with your site.
This means that the total appliances in use at any time must not exceed 16amps (or whatever is the figure on your own site).
Here are some examples below for your reference:

To find the ampage, divide the wattage by the voltage.


Electric kettle

8.7amps

Toaster

5.6amps

Microwave

4.3amps

Fan heater

8.7amps

Iron

5.6amps

Hairdryer

1.3amps

Colour TV

0.4-1.3amps

Fridge

0.5amps

Battery charger

0.4-0.9amps

THIS IS MEANT AS A ROUGH GUIDE
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Old 03-07-2012, 21:16
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Angela, thank you for posting this giude. I was going to hunt it down myself lol, but you saved me the trouble.
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I have copied and pasted this from a previous thread - I thought it may be useful.

ELECTRIC APPLIANCE INFORMATION

Pitches are limited to around 16amps - some higher, some lower, so check with your site.
This means that the total appliances in use at any time must not exceed 16amps (or whatever is the figure on your own site).
Here are some examples below for your reference:

To find the ampage, divide the wattage by the voltage.
To put it another way, 16 amps is about 3.8 kilowatts (at 240 volt supply), if your appliances are rated that way.
One question though Ang, we have electric oven and hob in the van - the one at home has 30amp supply - would vans be the same?

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We are on proper electricity Babbet even the central heating so don't need to worry. Most caravans will have gas cookers and water heaters etc to keep below the level of supply.
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With the ever increasing amounts of 'gadgets' and appliances in new caravans, sites are upgrading their supply - Indianwells has done recently on his site, as he explained, you can't sell these new caravans if they can't use the appliances inside them....
It is just meant only as a guide too, (I am no expert - I just try to find useful information) the appliances mentioned will of course vary from one caravan to the next.
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As Angie said, we now have a 32 amp supply to each van. We used to have 5 amp to some and 10 amp to others and if the microwave and something like a hair dryer, along with lights and fridge were on it would trip the switch.

It is something every park is going to have to do sooner or later. I can't tell you how much better it is, for both ourselves and our owners.
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Can I be thick and ask - how do you know know what amp your supply is?
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I'd ask in the office colleen. If you can access the fuse box relevant to your van, it might be labelled but to be certain I'd ask. Can't think of any other way to find out
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We are on proper electricity Babbet even the central heating so don't need to worry. Most caravans will have gas cookers and water heaters etc to keep below the level of supply.
Thanks Maddy - guess ours is the same, being same company, but we are going to van at weekend, so I will double check.

Sorry Ang, wasn't expecting you to be a fully qualified sparkie, in addition to all your other roles (have you got the hats for all of them by the way? - bet some of them look very fetching! ) and I'm sure your guidelines will be very useful, especially for those on the lower amp supplies. Does highlight the fact that 16 amps isn't much, especially in the winter, with OF Rads on etc!
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Babbet -

Not all my posts I'm afraid, this was copied and pasted as it was getting lost.

Team effort on here, I just try to keep the juicy bits
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