New to camping

(7 Posts)
TemporarilyOutOfOrder Fri 28-Feb-14 01:59:59

Hi I'm thinking of going camping with my 3 docs this year, we will be using public transport. I've got a lot of information from other threads but I'm confused about electricity. Is it possible to get a pitch where I could do things like charge my mobile etc?

Blu Fri 28-Feb-14 13:34:52

Some campsites have pitches with Electric hook Up - EHU - but I wouldn't get EHU just to charge your mobile. The pitches cost more, you need an EHU kit / lead (you can't just plug your stuff into a socket) and if you are carrying all your stuff in trains I doubt you will be taking loads of other appliances to plug in?

I would take a little solar charger, or a power pack, or look for somewhere helpful you can charge your phone.

TemporarilyOutOfOrder Mon 03-Mar-14 20:14:46

Oh I didn't realise you could get solar chargers. I'll have a look at that as I won't be taking many electrical appliances, just my phone and maybe a tablet for the kids to watch stuff on in case of bad weather.

Slubberdegullion Mon 03-Mar-14 20:19:29

We have the power monkey solar charger. It will charge a phone overnight so long as the sun has been blazing down on it all the live long day. It wouldn't charge a tablet. You can get bigger panels but then you are into cost/benefit territory as they are quite expensive, whereas ehu (once you have bought the kit) isn't usually that much more than a pitch without electricity.

Piffpaffpoff Mon 03-Mar-14 20:22:45

I have an extra power pack that I charge at home then take with me, it recharges my phone twice from one charge. I wouldn't rely on solar chargers in this country!!

Slubberdegullion Mon 03-Mar-14 20:29:36

Although you can't carry an ehu unit on public transport. They are right big bastards.

hillbilly Mon 03-Mar-14 22:05:12

Quite often you might be allowed to charge your mobiles at the camp reception.

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