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Old 24-12-12, 19:03
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Where is the best place to connect the earth cable for 240 v in a t5
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Old 24-12-12, 19:25
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Depends on where your fuse box will be mounted. Mines at the rear o/s above the wheel arch. The earthing cable comes straight out the back through the panel to a earth bolt (from factory) just next to the rear light.
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Old 24-12-12, 19:52
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Do u mean the earth rod into the ground . Cause even generators should be earth with a rod . ( never seen it done tho ) but u should have a earth rod if ya want to do it right
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Old 27-12-12, 10:49
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No earth rod on these jobs please, this is 2012!!! Just earth incoming supply to the van body close to your RCD. Either behind rear lights or under front seat beneath rubber mat.

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Old 27-12-12, 17:31
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thank-you very much for your help will earth at back of van
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No earth rod on these jobs please, this is 2012!!! Just earth incoming supply to the van body close to your RCD. Either behind rear lights or under front seat beneath rubber mat.
Behind rear lights on barn door models aswell? Have carpeted, damn . I cannot get back under the seat as I already have 4 conduits back and forth to the battery , charger etc. and don't want to weaken the structure anymore! Can I earth to that bracket on the wheel arch somehow, that's where the consumer unit will be next to it!
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Old 16-03-13, 06:32
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The lug on the wheel arch will do fine as long as it's clean and paint free.

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Hi, I plan to use the all in one camping type 3 socket with built in cable, RCD and circuit breaker when I do mine.
Will this also need a separate earth?

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Old 16-03-13, 12:41
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Hi, I plan to use the all in one camping type 3 socket with built in cable, RCD and circuit breaker when I do mine.
Will this also need a separate earth?

Cheers.

Not sure what you mean, is there no consumer unit 'fuse board' ? Martyn Upspex who just answered my question will help?
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Old 16-03-13, 12:42
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The lug on the wheel arch will do fine as long as it's clean and paint free.
Thanks , I guess I could clean it off and use a clamp?
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