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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Got the air intake grill fitted back in to the wing.



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Suspect that will be about it until the weekend when I can sort out a cable route and get a length for the conduit to run the cable. Keith

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strang



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Just seen this from MUD UK

https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/window-infill-p...0hw865xYuQ

combined with this

https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/110v-mains-hook-up-inlet-point.html Euro-Leafing to infinity and beyond.....

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RoddyK05



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Scotland 2004 Defender 90 Td5 SW Yellow

Not 100% sure why I would want a 110v supply in my motor, but some may. The trailing socket that is shown connected to it is a 240v (or is it 230v these days 🤔) version, so they may have labelled it wrongly as you cannot physically connect 110v and 240v stuff together for a very good reason.

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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Strang - that does look a really good value for money option, particularly if you have a CSW with the rear window already.

Given the colour it does look like a 230v rather than 110v. Keith

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Badger110



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Buckingham Blue

Mud stuff is predominantely expensive for no particular reason.

I've just fitted the exact same water inlet to mine at half the price, however £10 for the power inlet is very very cheap! ( US market? )

Post #753523 24th Jan 2019 3:38am
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Mo Murphy



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So, how did the install go ? Tried out in anger yet ?
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Mo,

Not used in anger yet but where I've got to......

Dual connector installed in the wing vent and I've run a length of flex from an outdoor cable from there along the chassis and into the rear loadspace. I used an outdoor flex as it felt the most robust and best insulated. I've also run it within a continuous length of flexible conduit to ensure maximum separation of the conductors and vehicle. The logic is that each conductor is insulated, the outer sheaf of the flex is an insulator and the conduit provides a 3rd layer and mechanical protection.

I have a shelf made from Buffalo board that sits across the wheel arches and onto this I've mounted a Powercube to give me the 240v sockets and 2 mains powered USB outlets in the rear.


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For the connection I've fitted the Powercon plug onto my mains hookup cable with an inline RCD at the same end. This is outdoor rated but I fitted it about a meter from the end so that I can sit it on the front wheel under the wheel arch for a bit of extra protection. The mains hookup cable is orange so pretty easy to spot.

Keith Keith

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Mo Murphy



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Thanks Keith, look forward to seeing some pics of it in action. Thumbs Up Bow down
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

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macfrank



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Germany 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

um, bit too late maybe, but here's my solution: a DEFA plug fitted to the rear crossmember.



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Post #760867 26th Feb 2019 8:33pm
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Mo Murphy



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Thanks macfrank Thumbs Up
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

blackwolf wrote:
If you fit mains wiring to your Defender in this way, should the vehicle structure be connected to mains earth? I am aware that BS7671:2018 (18th Edition IET Wiring Regs) sas quite a lot about mains wiring into caravans and motorhome, which I imagine is applicable to this case, but I don't have a copy to hand to check.

Anyone know?


To answer my own question (since nobody else did) it would appear that to be legal any fixed mains wiring must (in the UK/EU) conform to the requirements contained in BS7671:2018 (18th Edition IET Wiring Regs) for motorhomes and caravans.

Inter alia, this means that the vehicle structure must be connected to mains earth, must incorporate MCB/RCD protection, and must use a prescribed connector (those illustrated in this thread are generally not legal). The Regs also include specifications for the size, type, insulation, protection and location of conductors, labelling, location of equipment (eg no electrical equipment allowed in locations where gas bottles are kept).

The Regs are quite extensive.

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ARC99



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Cairns Blue

eg no electrical equipment allowed in locations where gas bottles are kept

I remeber a few years ago a Caravan Manufacturer produced a caravan and they had put a light fitting in the front locker to give light when changing bottles over. ( those that have a caravan will know gas bottles only run out when it is dark)
Somehow nobody picked up on the risk until an eagle eyed caravaner spotted it and pointed it out, all those sold had to have immediate alterations done. Don't make old people mad.
We don't like being old in the first place,
so it doesn't take much to Censored us off.

Richard

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