The standard length of a hookup cable or extension cable is 25 metres which should be enough to reach the electricity point from your pitch. If your pitch is closer, do not coil the excess cable, as a coiled cable acts as a heating element.
What is 16 amp electric hook up?
The majority of campsites in the UK will provide a three-pin connector rated at 16 Amps, which can provide a 230V supply, just like at home. The campsites electric supply will be fitted with a miniature circuit breaker (MCB).
How do you hook up electric camping?
You simply need to purchase a safe, robust electric hook up cable (our picks are below) plug it into the point and run the cable into your tent. From there youll be able to plug in standard 3-pin plugs into it and use your appliances (or at least some of them).
What wattage is electric hook-up?
When an appliance is using electricity, it will draw a current measured in watts for example, a hair dryer will draw around 1,500 watts or 6.5 amps (A). Electric hook ups are generally rated as 6A, 10A or 16A, which equates to how much power they are able to provide.
What is 10 amp electric hook-up?
A 10 amp campsite supply will allow you to use appliances up to a total of 2300 watts at the same time. Whatever you use, look for the label on it which will tell you what watts it is. If you want to use more than one item at a time add together the watts and make sure the total doesnt exceed 2300 watts.