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24 Mar 2019 @ 19:45:15 pm
Spikkie
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If I want to fit extra power points in my Classique were do I supply it from, direct from the trip switch or can I pull the power from the nearest plug point

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24 Mar 2019 @ 20:02:29 pm
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Hi

Hang af.

Sal nie n direkte koppeling aanbeveel nie, beste is om dit vanaf die karavaan se DB af te trek, wat sal beteken jy word beskerm deur die "earth leakage"  van die wa. Laat dit doen deur iemand wat gekwalifiseerd is om 220V te installeer. Direkte koppeling mag werk mits dit ook deur n "earth leakage"  sisteem  werk.

N brand deur verkeerde koppeling mag n onaangename gevolg hê.

 

In elk geval. Welkom op die forum.

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24 Mar 2019 @ 20:31:18 pm
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Manie

Welkom op die forum.

Dankie vir die vraag. Nou hoef ek hom nie te vra nie.

Sit met soortgelyke situasie, behalwe dat 'n handelaar 'n tweede prop van een langsaan direk deurgetrek het en nie deur die db roeteer het nie.

Nou weet ek darem wat my te doen staan.

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24 Mar 2019 @ 20:38:08 pm
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Jou bestaande prop sal reeds deur die aard lek gaan. Dit kom reeds van 'n mcb af so dis veilig om net van 'n bestaande een met REGTE draad soos surfix in te trek. 

Welkom hier op die forum. 

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24 Mar 2019 @ 21:36:07 pm
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Welkom op die forum. 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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24 Mar 2019 @ 23:45:22 pm
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Jou bestaande prop sal reeds deur die aard lek gaan. Dit kom reeds van 'n mcb af so dis veilig om net van 'n bestaande een met REGTE draad soos surfix in te trek. 

Welkom hier op die forum. 

Ek het laas by die huis ekstra kragpunte laat insit...electrician het dit gedoen soos Danie sê....getap van ander kragpunt....geen probleem

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24 Mar 2019 @ 23:57:34 pm
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Die redes hoekom dit ok is om te doen is die feit dat die hele stroombaan reeds beskerm is met 'n 16/20A stroombreker. Die totaal wat jy kan gebruik is dus reeds beperk. In 'n huis is dit meer prakties as die nuwe muurprop bv 'n aircon/verwarmer/ketel/stofsuier gaan moet voorsien om dit van 'n ekstra MCB te voer.

In 'n woonwa is mens oor die algemeen beperk tot 10/16A op die hele woonwa volgens die oorde se MCB. Dus is daar geen risiko deur net te tap na die nuwe prop.

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25 Mar 2019 @ 05:30:17 am
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I see in my caravan the additional power point is taken from the nearest outlet .Not sure what the cable type is called but on the label it says:

Size: 1.5mm x2core + earth Type: Flat twin and earth  current 19 amps PVC insulated cable -300/500 V

So overall current drawn by all outlets must not  exceed the caravan and resort trip switch  rating.

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25 Mar 2019 @ 07:07:29 am
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If I want to fit extra power points in my Classique were do I supply it from, direct from the trip switch or can I pull the power from the nearest plug point

There is a plug below the fridge.  That plug is connected to the Caravan DB already.  I have installed two plugs below the bed on either side to accomodate a Cellphone charger next to the bed or a plug in for an electric blanket.

Works well from there.  There is a hole in the floor already just put your ekstra cord through it connect tot the plug and route te electric cable on the outside under the floor to where you need it. Easy.

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25 Mar 2019 @ 15:42:08 pm
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Thank you Leon, my opinion is that don't you reduce the value by making holes in the caravan as you suggest. It is just my one cent opinion. I may be barking up the wrong tree??

Hi there fellow camper, enjoy camping.
When you leave just leave your foot prints and nothing other than a clean site as you found it.
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25 Mar 2019 @ 18:10:10 pm
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I am under the impression that a caravan is treated like a building legally, as far as 220V AC is concerned and that would mean that such work must be done by an electrician with a wiring licence.  Can anyone confirm this?  And if that is he case, what would the legal implications be if the extentions is not done by such a person?  Would it impact on your insurance in the event of a claim?  Would it also be prohibited to do an extension from an exising "legal" wall plug as mentioned above? 

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25 Mar 2019 @ 18:29:32 pm
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I am under the impression that a caravan is treated like a building legally, as far as 220V AC is concerned and that would mean that such work must be done by an electrician with a wiring licence.  Can anyone confirm this?  And if that is he case, what would the legal implications be if the extentions is not done by such a person?  Would it impact on your insurance in the event of a claim?  Would it also be prohibited to do an extension from an exising "legal" wall plug as mentioned above? 

Ek twyfel. Ek wonder of die fabrieke gebruik maak van gekwalifiseerde electricians vir oorspronklike instalasies?

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25 Mar 2019 @ 19:00:54 pm
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Untu Palms se "super luxury caravan"staan plekke of voetplaatpark in die ou taal.

In geslote  foto's

Hi there fellow camper, enjoy camping.
When you leave just leave your foot prints and nothing other than a clean site as you found it.
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25 Mar 2019 @ 20:07:58 pm
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Ek twyfel. Ek wonder of die fabrieke gebruik maak van gekwalifiseerde electricians vir oorspronklike instalasies?

Geert nee daar is dit nie nodig nie. Mens het egter die ingenieur wat moet toesien dat alles volgens die reels gedoen word en die persoon sal wees wat gedagvaar kan word en 'n klag van manslag aangebruig word as iemand iets sou oorkom. Ek praat hier onder korreksie want dis hoe die wette was toe ek in fabrieke werksaam was.

@Izak - yes there are people that would feel you reduce the value but surely I would rather buy Leon's caravan with plugs for the electric blankets than the same without the sockets.

 

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26 Mar 2019 @ 07:35:27 am
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Thank you Leon, my opinion is that don't you reduce the value by making holes in the caravan as you suggest. It is just my one cent opinion. I may be barking up the wrong tree??

Yes you do reduce the value of your caravan if you make holes and remove cubboards and do major changes.

With the instalation of the plugs below the bed in the Classique I had, it had no effect on the overall look of the caravan.  It was done in such a way that you would think it was part of the original design of the caravan.  No lose wires or cables laying around under the bed it was nicely routed along the side and kept in place with cable saddels and even the rear of the plugs inside the bunks had covers.

So in the end before you do an alteration in your van ask other people what they truly think about your idea/change. If one person lifts his/her eye brow, think twice about doing it, because its the one like that, that would have bought your van in future.

 

 

 

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26 Mar 2019 @ 18:32:11 pm
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My uitgangspunt daarmee is dat as jy verbeteringe aanbring tot voordeel van jouself en die volgende eienaar doen dit nie afbreek aan jou wa nie,op voorwaarde natuurlik dat die verbetering professioneel gedoen word en dit moet lyk asof dit so bestel was vanaf die vervaardiger. Die vervaardiger bring nie altyd ekstra luukshede oorspronklik aan nie omdat dit die prys van die wa aansienlik kan opstoot en nie almal se sak mag pas nie.

Ek stem wel saam dat wat jy ookal doen moet lyk asof dit n ekstra opsie by vervaardiging kon wees. Swak vakmanskap en minderwaardige materiaal sou beslis die waarde beinvloed.

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