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Adding Electrics to a Dandy

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ShaunJUK

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Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by ShaunJUK on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 9:12 pm

My new Dandy 6 didn't have 240v electrics so I decided to embark upon a mission to add them myself.

A little reading up and it wasn't too difficult, not too far from wiring a plug. Unlike in your home the electrics arent wired in a ring as you dont need so many plugs so you just daisy chain them.

I used one breaker for my plugs and the other to run a 12v adapter for my lights and water pump.

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navver

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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by navver on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 10:41 pm

Looks like a nice job Shaun. Did you run an earth cable to the steel chassis. Run it from the earth bar in the consumer unit.
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ShaunJUK

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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by ShaunJUK on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 10:44 pm

navver wrote:Looks like a nice job Shaun. Did you run an earth cable to the steel chassis. Run it from the earth bar in the consumer unit.

No not yet, I am going to join it to the bar you see just above the consumer unit.
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peridot
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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by peridot on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 12:42 am

That is a seriously impressive neat installation.

I see so many Dandys for sale with ugly surface mount sockets stuck in awkward locations. Even on the smaller units a bit of thought and planning can produce very neat results.

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ShaunJUK

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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 9:09 am

Thanks it was my intention not to have a socket sticking out. As I am have never done it before the most concerning part was cutting a hole in the trailer what if it went wrong lol

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peridot
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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by peridot on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 12:32 pm

Yes, I wasn't brave enough to do that when I wired my Designer.

I brought the cable underfloor to a surface mounted inlet underneath the A-frame.

The purpose made inlet is a much better job though, and saves kneeling down on wet grass to connect up Smile

navver

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Re: Adding Electrics to a Dandy

Post by navver on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 8:03 pm

Mine was factory fit and it is surface mounted underneath but just pokes out the side so no need to bend down much. Has a little circular cap which lifts off.

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