Electric hook up for Silverstone

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Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Eddie Guest » Thu May 28, 2015 8:05 am

Not sure where we will be located in the paddock at Silverstone but in preparation I would like to obtain / purchase the correct power adaptor, I recall that they don't use the conventional 16Amp. Does anyone know what they do use as it is something I don't recognise!!

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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby marksmith » Thu May 28, 2015 11:20 am

Hi Eddie,
Most of the outer paddock uses a 32amp 5 pin Red connector. I got an adapter from Silverstone Factors, based at the entrance to Silverstone.
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Eddie Guest » Thu May 28, 2015 5:09 pm

Thanks Mark

Sounds like the solution

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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby andrewcliffe » Fri May 29, 2015 6:42 am

Hopefully this may help.

http://www.britishgt.com/system/_download.php?key=668

blue plugs are single phase 3 pin, red ones are 5 pin 3 phase plugs.
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby lee » Fri May 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Reds are not always 5 pin.

230v ac
Blue 16amp 32amp
3 pin phase neutral and earth.

415v ac
Red 16amp or 32amp
4 pin 3 phase and earth
5 pin 3 phase neutral and earth
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Eddie Guest » Sat May 30, 2015 4:57 pm

So I am still confused :D if the plugs ade 3 phase how do you use them for a single phase connection?
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby lee » Sat May 30, 2015 8:18 pm

Use the 5 pin plug.

Live/phase (brown) into L1
Neutral (blue) into N
Earth ( green/yellow) into E

You use only 3 of the available 5 connections. This will be fine unless it goes into a 3 phase R.C.D socket where it may trip out.
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby lee » Sat May 30, 2015 8:22 pm

Looking at Andrews plan they are mcb and not rcd so you should be ok. Don't try a single phase into a 4 pin plug as there is no neutral. It would put 415 volts down your cable!!!!!!! :shock:
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Alistair Bell » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:43 am

Eddie

The girl at Silverstone auto factors knows which one to sell you if you tell her where you are parked…..simples!

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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Eddie Guest » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:36 pm

And there was me thinking it was simple. I guess I will have to wait and see where we end up and visit The factors!

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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby Emma Cliffe » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:12 pm

Given we're in the bit of paddock marked "arse end of nowhere" you're probably all getting a little overexcited :)

Seriously though, if some people were to sort out the adaptor for the red sockets and are prepared to give people a socket from the supply feed in their trailer/motorhome/extension lead, it'll probably work out for those that find power an essential.
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby lee » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:51 pm

Power!
In my day we were lucky to get Tarmac and a running tap
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Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Postby stevenconnor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:10 am

Power!
In my day we were lucky to get Tarmac and a running tap


Ahh yes, the old main paddock at Brands Hatch... we used to fight for the right to get on the slope above scrutineering because it was the only tarmac... and power?, forget it!


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