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Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:20 am
by Morphy | 968 Posts

Hi to all,
I am new to caravanning is there anything at all you can buy to plug into your electric hook up that will trip out before the caravan site electric trips out. Never having had electric hook-up so just a bit concerned I do not overload the power supply.
Morphy


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Re: Tripping out electric

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:34 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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My two pennyworth here...

Personally I wouldn't worry Morphy.

In all the years we've been vanning we've only ever knocked out our EHU pillar once and that was when our first Remoska was going U/S. As you may have read they have a habit of developing a leak into the innards of the top which contains the heating element. Steam gets inside and causes a short, which kicks out the supply.

We're on our third Remoska now, all swapped without an issue. If you have one of the new ones they reckon they've curred the problem, time will tell.

Generally you've got to be using a lot of juice to cause an issue and as you are obviously aware of the problem I doubt you would do that.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:16 am
by hob (deleted)
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If you are worried about tripping electric hookups learn how to avoid doing it

Electricity for campers and caravanners


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:03 am
by Pop540 (deleted)
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under the seat the hook up wire travels from the plug in eriba body wall into a box with a window in that box, it has a
t (test button), the wire then goes into the main box that distributes power but also has trips this is the one that has all the fuses in and charger...
if plugging into house you could buy an rcd that is used with power tools hedge cutter, electric lawn mower,

all you really need to buy is the hook up cable.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:43 am
by Stamford (deleted)
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On hook-up we use a 3-way RCD distribution board into the awning,...then power the van up from there it usually trips our switch before the post.
Just be aware of what you have running, before plugging any High-drain appliances in,
Only problem we ever had was at a private site that boasted 10 amps but was only providing about 5


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:17 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.750 Posts

The only time we've tripped the supply was in France on our first night with the Eriba. The supply was 6 amp and I plugged in a 3KW domestic kettle.which drew 12.5 amps or thereabouts.

We now use a two-cup kettle with a 900W rating that draws less than 4 amps and can be used safely anywhere.

If you do trip the supply, it's worth checking if you can reset it yourself. Sometimes the boxes are locked and you have to get someone to come out from reception which can be embarrassing.

The easy way to work out how many amps an appliance draws is to assume that it's approximately 4 amps per KW.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:58 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #6
The easy way to work out how many amps an appliance draws is to assume that it's approximately 4 amps per KW.


Another way, using a permanent marker (alternatively stick-on labels) place the amps consumption of the appliance on the bottom where it's easily referable too.

WATTS TO AMPS CONVERSION - I = P/V - or Current = Power (Watts) divided by Voltage


40 Watts = 0.17 Amp
60 Watts = 0.26 Amp
100 Watts = 0.43 Amp
200 Watts = 0.87 Amp
300 Watts = 1.30 Amp
400 Watts = 1.74 Amp
500 Watts = 2.17 Amp
600 Watts = 2.61 Amp
700 Watts = 3.04 Amp
800 Watts = 3.48 Amp
900 Watts = 3.91 Amp
1000 Watts = 4.35 Amp
1100 Watts = 4.78 Amp
1200 Watts = 5.22 Amp
1300 Watts = 5.65 Amp
1400 Watts = 6.09 Amp
1500 Watts = 6.52 Amp
1600 Watts = 6.96 Amp
1700 Watts = 7.39 Amp
1800 Watts = 7.83 Amp
1900 Watts = 8.26 Amp
2000 Watts = 8.70 Amp
2100 Watts = 9.13 Amp
2200 Watts = 9.57 Amp
2300 Watts = 10.00 Amp
2400 Watts = 10.43 Amp
2500 Watts = 10.87 Amp
2600 Watts = 11.30 Amp
2700 Watts = 11.74 Amp
2800 Watts = 12.17Amp
2900 Watts = 12.61 Amp
3000 Watts = 13.04 Amp
3100 Watts = 13.48 Amp
3200 Watts = 13.91 Amp
3300 Watts = 14.35 Amp
3400 Watts = 14.78 Amp
3500 Watts = 15.22Amp


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:22 am
by Morphy | 968 Posts

Thank you all very much for the information it will come in handy for me and any other new caravaner's I am sure thank you Morphy.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:17 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.750 Posts

Guess which clever clogs Mr Know-it-all has just tripped his electrics.

At the time we had the Trumatic heater on (2,000 Watts) and the boss decided to cook some spag.bol. on the induction hob (2,000 Watts) while boiling the kettle (900 Watts).

Now, Ohm's Law states that Amps x Volts = Watts so when the system tripped we were drawing 4,900/240 = 20.42 Amps ............from a 10 Amp supply. Thankfully, the cover on the box was easy to open and with judicious switchings off of appliances the supply was easily restored and hot fodder was served.

What we need is a "silly prat" smiley. I think I've just earned it.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:30 pm
by grandmakate (deleted)
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Thank you Deeps, this is most useful. Have booked my first trip away near Poole in April and will visit AL. The canvas on my pop top is mouldy and I am hoping to order a new one.
Due to the amount of PINK in my Pan due to my young granddaughter we have changed its gender and renamed it Ermentrude. Looking forward to meeting other Eribafolk this year.


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RE: Tripping out electric.

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:42 pm
by Eribafolk Admin. (deleted)
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Quote: grandmakate wrote in post #10
Looking forward to meeting other Eribafolk this year.

If you're living close enough Kate, why not join us for the Eribafolk Meet, near Gloucester in July? Everyone is most welcome.

ERIBAFOLK 2014 SUMMER MEET



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