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usernew2campervans
Posted: 24 May 2015 12:17 PM
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Ok apologies if you've heard this one before... but .. here goes.... when static lights work pump works cooker works, however plug sockets don't work unless plugged into a mains... as there's not always a mains available can anyone help/advise/ please. Apologies in advance if this is a reoccurring problem.
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userglobebuster
Posted: 24 May 2015 12:34 PM
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If you don't have a 240v supply, how can you expect the sockets to work!

Your lights, pump etc work off 12v.

I'm guessing this is just a wind-up - surely no one can be that dumb
usernew2campervans
Posted: 24 May 2015 1:07 PM
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When it comes to camper vans and electrics yup I'm pretty dumb... is there a way I can make them work without a mains supply?

userglobebuster
Posted: 24 May 2015 1:25 PM
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Buy a generator, or get some hefty batteries and an inverter..........or do what most people do...
userBillggski
Posted: 24 May 2015 6:44 PM
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You can use an inverter, which changes 12v to 240v, but it will run down your habitation battery.so you will have to find a hook up or drive a distance to replenish it.
Don't worry about negative comments, we all start with a blank sheet.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 25 May 2015 7:17 AM
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new2campervans - 2015-05-24 1:07 PM

When it comes to camper vans and electrics yup I'm pretty dumb... is there a way I can make them work without a mains supply?



I strongly suggest you invest in John Wickersham’s “Motorcaravan Manual” book

https://www.waterstones.com/book/motorcaravan-manual/john-wickersham/9780857331243

This should provide you with basic background knowledge of motorhome-related technical issues.



Edited by Derek Uzzell 2015-05-25 7:18 AM
userbolero boy
Posted: 25 May 2015 8:06 AM
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agree with the above....

however, in simple terms, without an EHU most folk run their appliances in a different way.making use of gas and 12v systems...EG.....

a simple kettle placed on the gas hob
small electrical devices (phones, iPads etc) charged using 12v charger
heating and hot water switched to gas
your water pump and heating pump/fan will work automatically from the 12v battery
many TVs run from 12v
useraka4ajax
Posted: 21 August 2016 2:48 PM
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I have the same problem, my wife can not use her hair dryer unless were on hook up. Could it be a design fault?
userSolwaybuggier
Posted: 21 August 2016 3:38 PM
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globebuster - 2015-05-24 12:34 PM

If you don't have a 240v supply, how can you expect the sockets to work!

Your lights, pump etc work off 12v.

I'm guessing this is just a wind-up - surely no one can be that dumb


Or how to make new members feel welcome!!
userRandonneur
Posted: 21 August 2016 4:02 PM
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Try looking at the date of the OP
userglobebuster
Posted: 21 August 2016 4:35 PM
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Yes an old post - I'm sorry, perhaps I did sound a bit harsh [although I added a smiley] but with the facilities and knowledge available on the internet, it really gets me when people are just too lazy to look - and more importantly learn for themselves......and I did actually think it was a wind-up

Much easier to go on a forum, get everybody involved - and in most cases not bother to return!!

This forum is littered with one-off enquiries - and they do normally fall into the dumb question category.
useraka4ajax
Posted: 21 August 2016 4:43 PM
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It made me smile, and reminded me that actually my wife didn't fully understand the MH and how it worked.

She is blonde, and we love her to bits x
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