Answers From Standards Aust. -Relocatable Premises

Submitted: Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:03
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Here are some answers to question that have been flying around for a whlie Re rumours about some van parks having only 10A service poles: AS/NZS 3001:2001 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS- RELOCATABLE PREMISES (INCLUDING CARAVANS AND TENTS) AND THEIR SITE INSTALLATIONS Socket Outlets Number Except in the case of sites for low comsumption premises, a pillar designated as the electrical supply to a number of sits shall have at least one SO for each site (This means no double adapters guys!!!) Configuration and Rating Except where an outlet of another rating or configuraton, or both, is chosen in consultation with the client for accommodating specific anticipated types of relocatable premises, each SO (socket outlet) on a servive pillar shall either: (a) comply with AS/NZS 3112 (three pin, flat pin) and be rated at not less than 15A; or (b) In Australia, comply with AS/NZS 3123 (round pin) and be rated at not less than 20A The choice of the type and rating of the SO should be made following consideration of local conditions including the excistance of requirements of any relevent regulatory authorities and types of plugs used by typical or anticipated users of the SO (This means you wont find a van park owner refusing you service because you only have a 15A lead) Now on the the lead debate..... 5.1 SUPPLY LEAD 5.1.1 General A supply lead for connection to premises as per section 3 or to the electrical equipment in a tent or non rigid annex as per section 4, shall be in one length (refer to clause 5.2 PROTECTION AGAINST EARTH LEAKAGE CURRENT) and shall comply to clauses 5.1.2 to 5.1.4. The choice regarding plug, cord and socket types and thies ratings shall be as dictated by the relevant conditions of use.................................................. HOPE ALL THIS HELPS, KEEP IT LEGAL= STAY SAFE.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:05

Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:05
P.S Im no 'expert', just a sparkie that has access to the standards. ADAM
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Reply By: Turist - Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:06

Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:06
Good post Adam, can't argue with that.

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