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    VW Passat Executive TDi 150 CR Estate
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    Bailey Unicorn Seville S4
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  1. From the original query, is it possible that the two readings are from different charging rates, i.e. daytime full rate and night-time economy and the meter has switched or been switched between the two?
  2. I would think that TT route planning definitions will be highly confidential. As for maps, in my experience the Michelin European atlas is as good as you need for most purposes, and for France the Michelin France atlas cannot be beaten. Both available from WHS.
  3. You need to look at the physical location of the fuse to get an idea of what it does. If it is a small 20x5mm glass or ceramic fuse and rated maybe rated 2-5A and that has blown then it is likely that the main switching transistor has gone short circuit (as they do when the box overheats) and a new power unit is required. If the fuse is a blade fuse close to the 12V output connection then I would have expected a fuse rated at more than the power unit capability. If the unit is rated 20-24A (as is common) at 12V then I would have thought the fuse would be 25A or 30A: if yours is 10A unless
  4. Almost any Bailey does not have a charger per se but a switched mode power supply (SMPS) which puts out a constant voltage of about 13.6V with a current capability of 20-24A. It is connected straight across the battery and 'float' charges it. As said above the common faults are failure of the in-line (+ve) fuse between the battery and the power box (usually in the cable bundle where they enter the bottom of the power box), the kettle plug that supplies mains to the SMPS from the EHU has fallen out in transit (been there, done that, etc etc.....!) or the SMPS has failed due to overh
  5. There is a couple of issues with using 3. First their coverage is not as good as the others. Rurally O2 and VF are generally better, but with EE having the contract to supply the infrastructure connections for the communication ssystem that will replace the existing emergency services Airwave system in the next year or so they will catch up rapidly. Second, 3 tend to look at potential income from a site or area and if they don't think it will suit their business model they don't fit 4G, just leave it at 3G with a data rate limit of about 10Mb/s. Next week we are going t
  6. Silly question 1: is the wiring of the two sockets OK? Silly question 2: is there a wiring fault or more likely a loose wire on at the common feed point of the two sockets? Silly question 3: are the cable clamp screws on the related MCB tight? Whilst I can see Andy's point, I would not expect a caravan to have only one socket on the EHU and two running from an inverter, doesn't make sense. A note to the OP: you mean "...only able to operate very low power appliances..."
  7. If the OP has 12N/12S connections he should check the 12S carefully to make sure there has been no burning. 3 is white and -ve, 4 is green and constant +ve, and 6 is red the switched +ve for the fridge. As pin 3 had to carry the -ve for both the caravan accessories and the fridge they were prone to overheating. The common solution was to link pin 3 to pin 7 in both plug and socket (pin7 is otherwise unused) to distribute the current and prevent the overheating. The other possibility is that there is a smart relay in the car to feed the switched supply on pin 6 and it is not working correc
  8. Yes, and how does it fit and stay on the wall - by a VESA bracket! I have seen 28inch TVs that only have 75x75mm holes and 22" TVs with 100x100 so which is it?
  9. Being a native of Chesterfield I know the area very well. I would agree with your route except leave the M1 at J29a, turn right under the motorway and first exit off the island. At the traffic lights at the top turn right and follow the A632 into Chesterfield. After passing under the railway bridge in Chfd go straight on at the island, second exit (keep in left lane) at next island (onto A619 Bakewell) and just follow that road straight on all the way to Baslow, then through Baslow still following A619 Bakewell. You will go up a road as you leave Baslow that is rather bendy as it get
  10. Yes, but what size VESA mount does it use or is made available - <that> is what the OP needs to know.
  11. Ian2880 refers to the 'useless' omni-directional TV aerial. I would ask if he has actually tried it with digital TV? Assuming he is talking of a Status 300 'flying saucer' my experience is that they actually work better on digital than on analogue.
  12. Two things: autotune should be associated with Freeview terrestrial TV, you generally do not find anything like that on satellite. When the receiver gets a satellite signal the first thing it does - automatically - is to download the channel table so you can select the channels every time without searching. If the receiver whilst doing an autotune is displaying lots of stations but gets to the end and says no signal you are likely aligned on the wrong satellite. The signal from Astra 19.2E covers the whole of Europe and is very strong, but if your TV is expecting to receiver UK signals it
  13. Eh? You cannot be limited to BT for provision of broadband, it would probably be illegal. BT Openreach who supply and maintain the cable infrastructure may own all the cables but there are plenty of other providers who will feed you the Interweb over the BTOR cables. I suggest you go to http://www.magsys.co.uk select Code Lookup and enter your full phone number. It will show you the name of the exchange that you are connected to. Then go to http://www.samknows.com, scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on UK Broadband Availability. On the samknows page click on
  14. There is one point here - what do you mean by 'trip?' Do you mean the miniature circuit breaker (MCB) - a sort of electronic fuse that you can reset - or do you mean the RCD protection device - the switch with a test button on it? If there is a fault or excess current draw in the caravan then the relevant MCB or the RCD in your caravan <should> trip (i.e. switch off.) If it is tripping in the supply pillar it suggests something is wrong between the supply pillar and the input to your power control box in the van. The most common cause of such thing is a fault in the EHU cable
  15. Many caravan fluorescent fittings are Labcraft.
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