Using the hook up point on site One end connects to the caravan inlet, the other plugs into the site socket. Adaptors are also available to connect the standard connecting cable to a domestic 13A socket, so that the caravan can be connected to a house power supply while being stored at home.
How do I connect my caravan to my house mains?
How to hook-up to the mainsCheck your Caravan Isolating Switch is at OFF.Uncoil the connecting cable from the drum (a coiled cable with current flowing through it may overheat).Take your caravan electric hook up cable and insert the connector (female end) into the caravan inlet.More items
How do I supply electricity to my caravan?
There are two main ways you can power electrical devices on the campsite. The first is to use a leisure battery, which is like a car battery and provides a 12V supply, and the second is an electric hook-up, which provides a 230V supply as you would find at home.
Does a caravan leisure battery charge when driving?
You dont need to switch the charger on - its only for use on electric - so if your car is wired correctly, the caravan battery will charge whilst you are driving. (As soon as you stop your engine, the charge will stop).
How long does it take to charge a leisure battery on a caravan?
A 75 per cent charged battery may only take a few hours to charge fully, whereas a fully discharged battery may take more than 24 hours. It is better to do this in up to 12-hour sessions than all at once.
How do I test my caravan battery charger?
Use a test meter across the battery terminals and you should get between 13,5 and 14.5 volts showing on the meter, this will mean a good charge. 13volts or less and this means that (if you use the 12volt lights) you are using the 12volts quicker than the system is charging the battery.
Can I use a car battery in my caravan?
In theory you can use a car battery in a caravan, but it isnt recommended. A car battery is designed to operate at close to 100% capacity, delivering power in short bursts. When using a car battery to power a caravan it will be discharged at a deeper level continuously, resulting in shorter battery life.