It is perfectly safe to use 1.5mm sq 16 amp cable, UK hook up leads are oversized and very heavy.
Can I use a normal extension lead for camping?
Whats the simplest way without having cables running all over the place? There is no reason you cant use an ordinary ext lead plugged into your EHU unit,its no different to anything else you plug in they arent specifically designed for outdoor use.
What cable do I need for electric hookup for camping?
Campsite mains hook up cable The hook up cable (or extension lead) is the main cable youll need to get power to your vehicle or camping unit. You must have one of these to use a campsites power supply. The mains cable will have a 3-pin electric hookup male end socket to plug into the power bollard.
What is the difference between 1.5 mm and 2.5 mm cable?
You will find twin core and earth cabling used all over your home in a variety of sizes. 2.5mm is commonly used for behind sockets, while 1-1.5mm is most often used for lights (depending on how many lights you have in a circuit).
What lead do I need for camping?
Most caravans, motorhomes and folding campers have electrical equipment fitted by design. If you are bringing electricity into a tent you will need to buy a special hook-up lead with two or more damp-proof sockets, each of which will take ordinary 13A plug, as you would use at home.
Is 2.5 mm cable OK for cooker?
A 2.5mm cable is capable of supplying around 23-25 amps depending on the method of installation, so is fine, safe and compliant on a 20amp circuit breaker.
How many amps can a 1.5 mm cable carry?
Depending on the installation method used, the 1.5mm cable has a maximum rated capacity of between 14 and 20 amps, so its right on the limit.
What is standard non electric camping?
The phrase “standard nonelectric campsite” is used to clarify that a standard campsite does not have electric hookups. Other than that, standard nonelectric campsites are functionally the same as standard sites as they usually have a picnic table, fire ring or grill, and a parking area.
How do you charge your phone while camping?
In this scenario, plug your phone into the solar panel, stash it in the brain of your pack or another secure pocket, then hang the Solar Panel from the outside of your pack. This will charge your phone while you are hard at work getting to your location!
What current can a 2.5 mm cable carry?
around 23-25 amps A 2.5mm cable is capable of supplying around 23-25 amps depending on the method of installation, so is fine, safe and compliant on a 20amp circuit breaker.
How much current can a 2.5 mm Flex Carry?
2.5mm 3093Y PVC heat Resistant (24 Amps Maximum)
What is 4 mm cable used for?
4 mm is most commonly used for high power ring mains, plug and socket wiring. 6, 10 and 16 mm are most commonly used for high powered small appliances such as cookers. This cable is suitable for indoor use only.