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Camper Van Earthing

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by GKN, Jul 26, 2005.

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  1. GKN

    GKN Guest

    I was wondering if anyone can offer some advice.
    A friend of mine has aquired a VW camper van and is currently in the process
    of wiring the interior for 230 volt mains hookup when on a campsite,
    primarily for use in the UK.
    I understand that it is the site owners responsibility to provide a safe
    power supply along with a protective earth.
    I believe that where the input connector is fitted to the side of the van,
    The earth terminal should also be strapped to the vehicle bodywork so that
    when connected on site, the vehicle body is at the same potential as the
    surrounding earth. Similar to equipotential bonding within a building.
    Could anyone please confirm that this is the case?
    Many thanks for your help.

    Regards. Len.
  2. GKN

    GKN Guest

    Many thanks for your reply Tom.
    Best regards. Len.
  3. You are correct.
  4. R. Tooke

    R. Tooke Guest

    I would suggest that your friend consults the latest edition of the IEE
    Wiring Regulations 16th Edition latest amendment. Especially section 7
    "Special Locations".
    I have a colleague at work who is a keen motorhome and caravan user. He
    mentioned recently that a campsite he uses is now asking for proof of
    PAT Tests on the 240v electrical appliances that are installed in the
    vehicle, before they will allow you to plug into their supply.
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