Our Coffee Van nearly caught fire! :S
Helloooo fellow Coffee indulgers!
I'm new to this forum but I was scanning it to see what information there was on how vendors plug in their coffee van at home to charge their batteries! Because we obviously did it so wrong and here's why!...
A mate and I just got an iLoad van decked out by a local Sydney manufacture and the van looks great. A few weeks or so ago we had plugged the van into his house using a 15amp plug, a 10amp plug and a cable connecting to two. After a few beers we hit the hay because we had an event to go to the next day. At about 1am I woke up smelling smoke or a weird smell. Went outside and we had shorted a wire or something and our power lead had melted! In the garage there is a 240v plug that the van was parked into. It has basically turned black (looked burnt)... Thank christ I woke up.
I went into my mates room to wake him up and he told me that being an older house the circuit must be dodge.
After this scary experience I did some research on a number of forums (including this one) and couldn't see much. Then I actually came across something on a caravan forum that looked like it would solve my problem. The link took me to this product...
I ended up getting one and everything has been all good since using it.
I wanted to make you guys aware of this as I want you all to continue roasting Coffee and not yourselves!!!! :cool:
All the best and stay safe! :p