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Old 12-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default INSTALLING OUTSIDE ELECTRICAL PLUG

Have any of you had to install an outside hydro plug.
I have a 1990 Roadtrek in awsome condition and made
the 2 month journey to Mexico last year - first van - first
trip and all went well
We could use an outside hydro plug and wondered if
anyone has had to insall one and if so where did it come
out at, etc.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Hi SEWRIGHT - Welcome to the forum.

Wow, first van and your first trip was a 2 month journey to Mexico, that's fantastic.

Re: an exterior electrical outlet - if it is for occasional use then this $2.77 adapter might be what you need. It will change the 30 amp outlet on the campsite power pole to a 15 amp standard household outlet.

30 Amp Male to 15 Amp Female Round Adapter

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" Have any of you had to install an outside hydro plug. "

I'm always intrigued how different areas have different names for things. I am guessing that the term "hydro plug' came from the possible source of the electricity - hydro dam. Is that correct?
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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Yes. You guessed it.

Here in BC, the electricity provider is named "BC Hydro"
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
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SEWRIGHT:

On my Xplorer, the outside AC receptacle was installed in the outside wall near the kitchen and energized by taping into the kitchen circuit. Most kitchen (and bathroom) receptacles are protected by a GFI device which would also protect the new outside outlet and is a requirement whenever water may be present near the outlet. If the new outlet is to be connected directly to the AC distribution box or breaker panel or a non GFI protected circuit, a GFI outlet should be used. It isn't much of a job to cut a hole and install the outlet box. The most difficult part may be snaking the wire through the interior to tap into an existing circuit. If I were doing it, I'd probably wire it using a heavy rubber covered cable with 3 conductors of #12 stranded wire.

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