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What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:44 pm
by crow (deleted)
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What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable? is it a predetermined number of years,
or when it starts cracking and crazing.


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:28 pm
by Randa france | 12.907 Posts

Dunno mate but we've had one of ours for 12 years now and it's still going strong and in regular use.


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:44 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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I sincerely hope the cracking and crazing criteria do not apply to human lifespans!


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: crow wrote in post #1
What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?


Until such time as the CC/CC&C insist that you present an annual test certificate upon entry to the site, if they don't already that is. On some sites in Germany they already do this so don't be surprised if it becomes EU law sometime in the not too distant future.


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 am
by crow (deleted)
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The obvious things are run it through your hands looking and feeling for cuts or cracking.
(Without it being plugged into the mains!!)
Cuts in the outer casing will allow water to creep in through capillary action, as well as
exposing the conductors to wear and the possibility of electric shock.

* You all know that you connect the lead to the caravan first, (don't you?) then the Supply.



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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:03 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.750 Posts

Quote: crow wrote in post #5
* You all know that you connect the lead to the caravan first, (don't you?) then the Supply.

And be sure to disconnect at the supply end before disconnecting from the caravan.


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:18 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: crow wrote in post #1
What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable? is it a predetermined number of years,
or when it starts cracking and crazing.
The Caravan Club insist that the lifespan of an EHU cable is one year for every two metres of length.

After that you are urged to throw it away irrespective of condition, and buy a new one from one of their list of approved EHU cable suppliers.

It's similar to their recommendation for caravan tyres. Once they get past five years from the date on the sidewall, they must be replaced the same day, again irrespective of wear or condition.

This is, of course, of no benefit whatsoever to the tyre industry, supply chain or fitting network, so you can stop thinking those cynical thoughts immediately and be grateful that both the Club and Sir Granville Grenville have your best interests at heart.

Irrespective of wear or condition.

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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:26 pm
by KeithF (deleted)
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G G G Granville


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RE: What Is The Lifespan Of An EHU Cable?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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