Safe on the road with Ampfibian!
The Wanderer Magazine recently published an article featuring the Ampfibian MAX. It touched on some very important points surrounding safety and peace of mind while on the road (and at home!).
Preparation is everything before you hit the road, whether your trip is going to be a long or a short one. There are the cupboards to pack, the fridge to stock and making sure everything is working just fine before you set off.
Until now it has been commonplace for RV owners to make up their own power adapters to connect their RV’s 15A inlet to their 10A home powerpoint to charge their house battery and check the electrics.
Homemade plug connections, or “death leads” as they are also known (for good reason) are illegally modified equipment. Using a lead such as this is incredibly dangerous, would invalidate your RV and home insurance and could result in police charges…”
NOTE: This article features the Ampfibian MAX: the Ampfibian MINI-BLACK is New Zealand’s equivalent adaptor (weatherproof to IP44 – rain from all directions).
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What Tradies Want Magazine recently reviewed our company. See more below,
‘Ampfibian Pty Ltd is an Australian company that designs and manufactures personal power adapters; committed to improving electrical safety for people and businesses. In 2005, David Betterridge tried to plug his caravan in at home with zero success. He was advised to either install an expensive 15A power circuit, or make what’s referred to as an illegal death lead. In 2007, after thoroughly investigating the relevant Australian electrical standards, David successfully lobbied to have the 15A power circuit amended to the 10A connection inclusive of specific electronic hardware.’
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The Australian Hardware Journal recently published an article on Ampfibian’s range of safe and convenient power adaptors.
‘For a long time the construction industry, tradies and handymen have been looking for a safe and convenient solution for adapting power supplies that keeps users covered by insurance and won’t be a safety hazard. Now there is a solution: Ampfibians – one for handymen and one for tradesmen. Ampfibians are Australian made 15Amp to 10Amp power and safety adaptors that let your 15A gear connect to 10A outlets safely, legally and easily.’
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What Tradies Want magazine recently tested and approved the Ampfibian.
‘Being a sparky means that I always cringe when I see some of the makeshift extension leads that come onto site. I’ve seen tape joins, crappy junctions, cut and modified leads and plus – all illegal, extremely dangerous and all disasters waiting to happen. Some people have a death wish. This is where Ampfibian have designed and made (in Australia) weatherproof industrial strength power adapters that have done the modifications you need…’
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iMotorhome Magazine recently featured a product review on Ampfibian.
“There’s a dirty little secret in the RV world: many people make up their own adapters to connect a 15A power lead to a 10A home power socket. It’s done so they can charge up their vehicle’s house batteries, cool down the fridge before a trip and even run all the systems if using the vehicle as guest accommodation. Not only is it illegal, it’s dangerous…”
NOTE: Due to different plugs and sockets, New Zealand caravan models are the MINI-BLU (indoor/undercover use) and the MINI-BLACK (outdoor use).
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We just opened our copy of What Tradies Want magazine and were stoked to find a glowing review of the Ampfibian RV02-MAX. Resident sparky Matty Page puts a number of products through their paces in real-world scenarios every issue, and he said, “These Ampfibians are very well designed, very well built, and What Tradies Want tough tested and approved”.
Not just for caravans and RVs, Ampfibians are finding a new following among tradesmen who want to adapt their 15A gear to 10A outlets, and who want that extra protection from their own personal RCD.
John Westbury tackles the age-old problem of how to hook your 15A caravan/RV up to your domestic 10A power supply… sound familiar? Well, John did his own research and got some interesting comments from CIL Insurance!
Plot spoiler: illegally modified equipment (i.e. “death-leads”) voids insurance claims!
Click here to read John’s article.