110v Ambulance/emergency vehicle shoreline cables

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Ambulances and other emergency vehicles are often fitted with a power inlet. The inlet is used to connect the vehicle to mains power to overcome the constant power draw of radios, mobile data terminals and medical devices when parked.

A shoreline cable is the cable used to connect the vehicle to a source of power. It needs to have the correct vehicle connector on one end and a plug suitable for the socket you will be using at the other.

Vehicles with a 110v inlet must be connected via a 110v safety isolating transformer and never directly to the 230v mains. Particular care must be taken when selecting a suitable transformer, with a range available here.

Due to the harsh environment in which they will be used, yellow 'artic' cable is simply not robust enough. Our leads are made in our UK workshop from black H07RN-F rubber or orange marine grade H07BQ-F rubber cable. We also only use extra thick 2.5mmsq cable. Whilst cheaper 1.5mmsq cables are available online, they do not comply with the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671).

Typical Application

The picture below illustrates a typical application. An ambulance fitted with a 110v 15A Kussmaul Super 15 Auto-eject inlet is connected to a 16A CEE 60309 'Commando' socket on a 110v transformer. The transformer is then connected to the 230v mains supply.

Which lead do I need?

Use the table below to identify the connector on your shoreline cable and the inlet on the vehicle, which will determine the lead required. Further information on using emergency vehicle inlets is provided in our Guide to Ambulance and Emergency Vehicle Connectors.

Leads to be powered by a UK 13A Socket

Socket to be Connected to Shoreline Lead Connector Vehicle Connection

16A CEE 110v plug to NEMA 5-15 110v

Kussmaul Super 15 Auto-eject 115v

LudoPlug NEMA 5-15 110v

16A CEE 110v plug to CEE 110v 16A socket

Kussmaul Super 16 Auto-eject 110v

LudoPlug IEC 110V

16A CEE 110v plug to CEE 110v 32A socket.

The total load must not exceed 16A.

Kussmaul Super 30 Auto-eject 110v

32A CEE 110v plug to CEE 230v 32A socket

Kussmaul Super 30 Auto-eject 110v

16A CEE 110v plug to Antare compatible socket

Antares Vehicle Inlet 110v



  • Cables are 10m, please contact us for custom lengths up to 25m.
  • 2.5mmsq black H07RN-F rubber or orange marine grade H07BQ-F rubber cable.
  • Connectors as per selected cable. Please note that we only stock the exact socket make/model recommended by each shoreline connector manufacturer. 
  • H07RN-F and H07BQ-F cable are both ideal for prolonged use outdoors. Specifically manufactured for harsh environments with high mechanical, chemical, water and UV resistance. Flexibility and performance is retained over a wide temperature range. Find out what’s so special about this cable
  • PAT tested.

We offer a range of cable storage solutions to keep your lead neat and tidy.