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A friend of mine bought a plug-in cooler box when she camped in NZ with her hubby and 2 kids.


I have one myself here in Ireland for my tent. Brilliant for storing deli foods and meats, adapter for the car lighter socket and a regular plug.

Would be great to cut down grocery expenses if you could keep things for a couple of days. Where are you entering the country? Are you planning to bring your own tent and camping gear or buy it here?


You can certainly get them. A cheaper option is to buy a insulated cool box Chilly bin, Esky that you can discard at the end of your trip. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travellers. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Electric cables for tent camping.

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Browse forums All Browse by destination. It would be a trip hazard. Water and electricity do not mix, always keep the socket box off the floor of the tent. Electrical equipment should also be kept off the ground. Even small amounts of damp could result in the system tripping, causing fire or even electrocution. If the conditions inside the tent get damp, stop using the electricity immediately, unplug the appliances and replace the covers over the sockets.

Electricity - The Camping and Caravanning Club

Never leave appliances running in an unoccupied tent, or when you go to bed. Use appliances specially designed for camping and avoid using normal household appliances in your tent.

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If it fails to operate it is not safe to use and you will need to get it checked by a suitably qualified person. Tents can be damp and moisture and electricity do not mix. The socket end of the cable will usually have some means of fixing it well above ground level.

Using electricity on a campsite

You will need to think about the equipment you want to use on site. If you are on a campsite with a 10A supply like ours, you will have around 2. That means you could run a low watt camping or travel kettle around Watts plus a low watt toaster Watts. But if someone then plugs in a low W hair dryer you are dangerously close to tripping the electrics. Of course, not all appliances are the same so the best thing to do is add up all the Watts of the appliances you want to use at the same time, and make sure it stays below the amount of Watts 2.

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