What modifications can be made?
By far the most popular modification is the addition of an outside 13A socket so that appliances can be used in the awning without having to run extension lead cables through open windows. In addition, the following electrical modifications and additions can generally be made:
- Addition of 13A 230V sockets inside the leisure vehicle
- Addition of USB charging points/sockets (including new reading lights with USB sockets built-in)
- Addition of 12V accessory (‘cigarette lighter’) sockets
- Addition of TV and Satellite connection points
- Addition of one or more solar panels
- Modifying lighting circuits to incorporate ‘2-way’ switching
- Relocation of light switches, 230V and 12V sockets
Do any modifications or additions need ‘certifying’?
Any additions or modifications to a 230V circuit (relocation of sockets, provision of additional sockets, etc.) would need to be tested to ensure that they comply with the requirements of BS7671 (Requirements for Electrical Installations). On completion of the work, a Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate (known as a ‘Minor Works Certificate’) will be issued. This should be kept with the original Electrical Installation Certificate and any subsequent Electrical Installation Condition Report(s).
Before any work is carried out on your vehicle, the engineer will make a visual check of your electrical installation and provide feedback, advice and information on the general condition of your leisure vehicle’s electrical systems. This may include a recommendation for a ‘Periodic Test & Inspection’ to be carried out.
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Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your specific requirements.