Urwaldschutzprojekt in Paraguay braucht Eure Hilfe: Pro Cosara

Stecker und Strom auf Campingplätzen (Technisches)

IVECO Tony @, Wherever., Sonntag, 30. April 2017, 14:13 (vor 207 Tagen) @ Iglmoos
bearbeitet von IVECO Tony, Sonntag, 30. April 2017, 14:48

You will rarely (if ever) see the standard blue European campground plug and the first thing to take account of is that there are three voltage and frequency systems in the Americas 110V 60Hz, 230V 50Hz and in Brazil (60Hz??) and some parts of Ecuador there are both 230V and 110V outlets often side by side with nothing to tell you which is which, AND more often than not, NO GROUND CONNECTOR. The USA pattern plug and socket is used indiscrimately regardless of what the local standard is. For instance QuintalaLa campground has mostly american sockets yet it is a 230V 50Hz supply

You will need a multimeter to check what voltage is at the socket, and several adaptors to cover all eventualities and a transformer to change from 110 to 220V and vv.

Another way to survive almost everything is to consider the entire continents below the US Mexican border as a highly suspect power supply of indeterminate voltage, freqiency and current and install a multiinput battery charger fed from anything between about 80 volts (that I had a couple of days ago) to 260V and with an adjustable input current capability of from 1 amp up to whatever gauge nail is currently in the fuse holder.

That keeps the batteries charged and a 1.5kW or 2kW inverter supplies the entire rig.

[image] Argentina has three pin arrangement close enough to Australia so for once what I had was nice and compatable but that didn't stop the other two from plugging in and my power board was never quite the same again [image] note the two wires and no weather protection

This was in southern Argentina. I plugged my power board into the outlet supplied by two thin wires, and woke up to find a couple of extras plugged in, each using a different method to overcome serious compatability issues.

I have not found a store-bought adaptor set that comes close to covering south america, and even buying local plugs and making up adaptor leads will only work half the time because there are often two systems in use within a country so you need two different plugs.

Tony Lee
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