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240v plug clicking sound and smell

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Hi,


My 240 plug not work in caravan but one out side does.

 

When I went to plug my multi box in to point it started clicking sound and smell came from it.

 

And now non of the 240 plugs work in caravan??

 

Any idea's I will be checking fuse soon but I think is sparky job.

 

Thanks

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Check the plug 

sounds like a loose wire 

sound you hear is arching 

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Sounds from the description as if it is the multimeter that was clicking (gauge needle bouncing of its stop) and smelling

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Expert examination is called for here! 

 

Andy

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Are all your electrical sockets and switches those brown ones made by BCA?  If so, I'd change them all.

 

I had similar problems with switches, cured  by changing them for domestic ones that can carry the current.

 

Click here to see my problem switches.

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240 Volts can kill!

If you need to ask this question you really should get a qualified electrician to sort it for you.

 

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14 minutes ago, Stevan said:

240 Volts can kill!

If you need to ask this question you really should get a qualified electrician to sort it for you.

 

 

+1.   I know someone who was an electrician himself and tried to repair his washing machine but forgot to isolate it .

 

 

Dave

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I agree with Stevan. If you do not understand electrics get someone who does. 240 volts is just too dangerous to work on unless you are trained.

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There may not be any fuses for 240V but likely to be MCB which are circuit breakers. Any fuses in the caravan are likely to for the 12V supply.

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Just to add weight to the suggestion to get somebody properly qualified to look at it.

 

It does indeed sound like electrical arcing is causing the 'clicking' sound and overheating but fixing it really is a professionals job if you don't yourself know exactly what you are doing.

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Hi all power back up was really hot here yesterday about 37 so think could of done something to it. 

 

Sparky come out sometime in next day or two

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18 minutes ago, wolfgang1983 said:

Hi all power back up was really hot here yesterday about 37 so think could of done something to it. 

 

Sparky come out sometime in next day or two

 

Ambient temperatures shouldn't have caused or have anything to it.

 

We were in France last year and ambient temps. hit 45c, and none of our electrics melted.

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Just now, Thehappygnome said:

 

Ambient temperatures should have caused or have anything to it.

 

We were in France last year and ambient temps. hit 45c, and none of our electrics melted.

 

I was there and it was ME that nearly melted !!

 

Andy

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23 minutes ago, wolfgang1983 said:

Hi all power back up was really hot here yesterday about 37 so think could of done something to it. 

 

Sparky come out sometime in next day or two

High ambient temperatures do NOT cause electrical problems within caravans, although they can cause problems to become more conspicuous.

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If it's clicking and smelling then there is a poor connection that is causing it to arc. This can lead to fire!!!! Don't use the socket until it has been fixed by someone competent!!! 

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Was this socket clicking before you plugged in your multimeter which I take is what you call a  multibox.

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