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sooty1957
sooty1957

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:37pm

Post Subject: zig unit ?

Would it be ok to use the mains 'zig' unit from a caravan to charge/provide 12 volt (lighting/water pump) from the leisure battery on a narrowboat?

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:58pm

Post Subject: zig unit ?

If I knew what a "Zig unit" was and also had its full technical specification I may be able to make a judgement but caravans normally sit on rubber tyres and tend not be be connected to other vans by floating in water so it is vital to ensure adequate line-earth isolation and also that the unit can be properly earthed. The caravan market seems rather more price driven than the marine market so I would expect caravan units to be rather more "built down to a price" and as soon as you mix mains, 12 volts & water I get rather concerned. I must advise you to take advice from a properly qualified marine electrician on this one. Tony Brooks

sooty1957
sooty1957

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:16pm

Post Subject: zig unit ?

Thankyou for your quick & honest reply. I think I will stick to something manufactured for the marine market !

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