Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Co Antrim
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Avoid tripping the elec.
Copied from the singing daughter post .
Might be an opportunity here to talk about tripping your elec on eg French campsites/aires.. ie you are on a site which states 6amps max , on 220 volts ,what appliances can you use . the formula for this would be Watts divided by Volts = Amps , but that can be too complicated to work out in your head so I just multiply the watts by 4 ( divide by 1000) and add a half amp for good measure.
So eg the kettle is 600watts , the microwave is 800 watts , together they are 1400 watts , what amps ?
1400 x 4 = 5.6 and add half an amp so 6.1 amps So no for a 6 amp site but ok for a 10amp.
Also some appliances use more elec when starting up that when running so leave a margin for this as well ( things with elec motors mainly)
Well that's my way , I stand to be corrected.