[Tagging] Idea for a new tag: amenity=power_supply

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 00:41:32 UTC 2019

Wow, what a nightmare!

Here, if a camping ground / caravan park has power to a site, it will be a
standard layout Oz plug, but rated at 15A, not 10, so you will need a 15A
lead to connect to it, but that's it!



On Sat, 22 Jun 2019 at 10:27, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Jun 2019 at 23:56, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, 22 Jun 2019 at 04:53, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Having power_supply=yes indicates that the socket type is unknown,
>> But wouldn't that default as the country you're in? If you're in Britain,
>> it's a British socket, so you need a "British" plug (or an International
>> adaptor!) to plug in, in Australia an Oz socket & so on.
> It's not that simple.  Indoors in the UK it's a BS1363 socket.  Outdoors
> on a camp site it will most
> likely be a CEE 17 blue single-phase.  But it's possible you might get CEE
> 17 red three-phase
> in some situations.  I've a vague memory there are other connectors used
> in marine applications.
> Also, although BS1363 connectors are for indoor usage, it's possible to
> get weatherproof
> housings for external use.  So even in just the UK, if a camp site says
> power hook-ups are
> available you can't be sure what connector is used.  Most likely CEE 17
> blue, but maybe not.
> Things get worse in Germany and France, as far as the indoor connectors
> go.  See
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets#CEE_7_standard
> and try to guess what you might get in either country.  I expect they also
> have weatherproof
> housings for external use.
> Hence power_supply=yes means there is a hook-up but the mapper doesn't
> know what it is.
> --
> Paul
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