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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 12:55:13 UTC 2019


On Sat, 22 Jun 2019 at 01:44, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Wow, what a nightmare!
>

Yep.  New tag needed: 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!
>

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  That relies upon the intelligence of the
user to select
the correct lead for the task.  *That* is a a real nightmare.  Don't have
the correct connector?  Tough.
Don't have the correctly-rated cable?  Use the one you have anyway and
watch it catch fire if there's
a fault.  Cable sizes and breaker/fuse ratings/delays are generally
specified that under fault
conditions the cable doesn't catch fire (in fact, the purpose of the
breaker/fuse isn't to protect the
equipment but to protect the cable).  How on earth did they decide to
permit that situation?

Here's another thing to consider.  One day, Oz might decide that 10A/15A
thing is not a good idea
and decide to sanction the use of another type of connector for camp site
hook-ups.  CEE 17 blue
or NEMA 5-15, maybe.  And then, if you know the camp site has power hookups
but don't know the
type...

However we end up tagging these things, we need to allow for "it has a
power hook-up but the
connector type is unknown."

-- 
Paul
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