On 12/10/08 14:28, "chris724114" <email@example.com> wrote:
what you need is the IVR Fuse Control (from GradeI am intrigued to know what this device is, Chris, or what it does and how.
Please provide a link.
Andy Clarke <andy@...>
On 12/10/2008 18:38, Ernest wrote:
On 12/10/08 14:28, "chris724114" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:There's one on this page: www.intacaravans.co.uk/acatalog/Misc_Electric_Products.htmlwhat you need is the IVR Fuse Control (from GradeI am intrigued to know what this device is, Chris, or what it does and how.
www.ukmotorhomes.net - The UK Motorhome Website
www.motorhomemarket.co.uk - The Motorhome Classifieds
On 12/10/08 19:55, "Andy Clarke" <email@example.com> wrote:
There's one on this page:Thanks, Andy, A useful bit of kit. Being the cause of a power shut-down can
be quite embarrassing. My 600W kettle tripped the supply at Clères. It had
gone "leaky" and tripped the earth leakage relay.
Fortunately, the switch box could be opened easily and the switch reset. And
I "cured" my kettle by cutting the earth wire. I do not know why it had one,
really, as it was 100% double insulated. I could not imagine anyone dipping
a finger in boiling water just to test for an electric shock. And if they
had, guess what? The ELR would have tripped just the same.
Before anyone goes ape, it is now in a recycling box somewhere.
The IVR Fuse Control (for which I and others have provided a link) is
a box (about 2.5 inches square?) installed in the mains supply
wiring, somewhere visible (although as it is very functional looking
ours is in a cupboard). It has a small screen showing your real-time
amps usage, and two buttons +/- for adjustment. You set it to (say)
one amp below the site supply (it would help if all sites gave easy
to find info on this). If you make demands higher than this figure
(eg. switching on a fan heater when other things are also on) it
trips inside the van and this is shown on the display. So you
disconnect (or whatever) the offending (or other) appliance and
reset. Hence you have not caused the site's supply to trip (a couple
of times in the past we have cut out the whole sites supply, always
in the dark and stormy weather of course) and you can easily carry
out the necessary response in the van. Also the device maintains a
constant low current to keep the frig running even when tripped.
I think it is good device(though not cheap when fitting costs are
included if you cannot do diy electrics) ---- I have been surprised
it does not seem to have caught on yet, eg.fitted as standard in some
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ernest <ernb@...> wrote: