#156534  by Beardo
 Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Hi all,

I have scoured previous posts - but cannot find a definitive answer. The last job on our list before we enlist an electrician to connect our 240V System in preparation for an EWOF, is to mount our ‘Inlet’ box for 240V Power.

Could anyone possibly help with advice as to whether there are any minimum height restrictions at all, as to where these can (or can’t) be mounted?

Many thanks
 #156535  by mattn
 Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Found This article (page 4) 240V Inlet Position Regulations
Each appliance inlet shall
i. Be mounted and fixed in a readily accessible*position and in such a manner as to be mechanically protected against any risk of damage that may reasonably be anticipated; and
ii. Comply with AS 60529 with a minimum degree of protection of IP24 both with and without a cord extension socket inserted; and
iii.Be provided with a mechanical means of relieving the strain on the supply lead connector.
Where are you wanting to put it? UK Caravans have the inlet inside in a low locker just a few inches above the floor.

You may be interested in reading the earlier article they were correcting, as it has some other recommendations worth considering. Among other things
It is recommended that the inlet is to be located on a separate face of the vehicle from the primary access door to the relocatable premises and not less than 150mm from any outward opening hinged window, access hatch or similar.


http://www.caravanindustry.com.au/wp-co ... ressed.pdf
 #156537  by Beardo
 Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Thats a great help.

Our proposed installation point is approx 900mm from ground level, but is in close proximity to the entry door... good to see this is no longer a part of the Standard and that we would be compliable in this location

Thanks again
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