The Ampfibian MINI-BLACK is the safest way to connect your caravan or RV to a standard home 10 amp power supply.
Caravans and RVs are designed to be connected to dedicated 16 amp power outlets like those provided in caravan parks.
You may find that you can operate, for example, the air conditioning in your van using domestic 10 amp power, but if you switch on any other appliances in the van – like a toaster, kettle or hair dryer – you draw more current and can break the circuit.
An Ampfibian connected between the supply and the van acts as an overload switch, if your van tries to get more then 10A from the domestic 10A powerpoint it will trip off, protecting the house’s electrical circuit. The Ampfibian features:
10A circuit break for overload protection
Integrated Residual Current Device (RCD) for electric shock prevention
Portable power protection you can use at home, on the road and in holiday parks
The Ampfibian MAX is a weatherproof power and safety adaptor allowing to safely and legaly connect 15A loads (welders, drills, cutters, etc.) to 10A power supplies on commercial and industrial sites.
Many trade tools are designed to connect to a dedicated 15A power outlet offering single phase circuit with heavier duty wire to carry the load. These tools can pose a safety risk if attempts are made to connect them to a 10A supply directly due to potential unmonitored overloading of the supply.
An Ampfibian connected between the supply acts as an overload switch, monitoring the power being consumed and tripping off if the 10A limit is exceeded for a period of time, protecting the supply (powerpoint) from overheating and damage.
The Ampfibian RV02-MAX offers: – Overload protection for equipment and wiring (circuit breaker) – Personal protection with integrated RCD (Residual Current Device) – More connection options (flexibility, convenience, greater productivity) – Workplace safety compliance (they are certified, registered and controlled articles)
Don’t risk using illegally modified equipment on work sites. It creates a hazardous electrical environment, can invalidate insurance, and can get you kicked off the site for those reasons.
For smaller tools and DIY jobs, check out the Ampfibian MINI
All Ampfibians allow for the connection of appliances and vechicles with different power sources, and includes an overload protection breaker, and a Residual Current Device (RCD).
The MINI-BLACK is New Zealand’s first weatherproof power adaptor that connects your 16 amp caravan, motorhome or camper to a 10 amp source indoor or outdoor. It’s portable power protection for the traveller, and meets NZ safety standards.
The MINI-BLU connects your 16 amp caravan, motorhome or camper to a 10 amp source and is suitable for indoor or undercover use only.
Caravan/RV: If you connect your RV/caravan’s 16A circuit to your home using an illegally modified power lead, you risk overloading the circuit which may cause a fire. It is illegal to directly connect a 16A caravan/RV to a 10A domestic socket, so you also risk invalidated your insurance. Don’t risk it. Get an Ampfibian MINI-BLACK or Ampfibian MINI-BLU
Work-site: Using an illegally modified lead to connect a 15A welder, grinder, saw or drill to a site’s 10A supply can cause damage to equipment or site supply. The use of illegal equipment can also invalidate insurance cover and will lead to immediate ejection from the site when discovered. Don’t risk it. Get an Amphibian MAX or Ampfibian MINI
Yes, all Ampfibians comply to New Zealand safety Standards!
The Ampfibian MAX is approved under AS/NZS 3190:2016 “Approval and test specification – Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)” which includes portable RCDs, and their use complies with AS/NZS 3001:2008/Amdt 1:2012 “Electrical Installations – Portable structures and vehicles including their site supplies” which covers caravans, campers and motor homes.
Jump online and you will find plenty of mis-information about how various New Zealand Standards apply to caravans/RVs, extension lead lengths and capacities, portable RCDs, weatherproofing, impact resistance. After years of close consultation with standards experts and approval authorities,
The MAX and the Industrial Range carry a H-Class rating, allowing them to be used commercially on work sites in construction, mining and other industries. For more information on our Industrial Range, contact us
Yes you can. You will have to pay for an electrician which will typically cost more than the price of an Ampfibian, but the real downside is that your new power outlet is fixed in one location. Being portable, an Amphibian allows you to connect anywhere.
There are a number of power boards that provide overload protection on the market. These products are not only “for indoor use only”, they also don’t have the plug and output socket required for the connection.
If you are connecting a 16A RV/caravan to a 10A outlet or a 15A power tool to a 10A outlet using an illegally modified extension lead, you are breaking the law. This type of modification contravenes standards governing mains voltage equipment, designed with your safety in mind. Illegally modified leads may also jeopardise insurance claims in the event of a fire caused by such a lead.
Don’t play with power. Illegally modified leads are referred to as “death-leads” for a reason.
Modern caravans and RVs draw more power and are more dependent on electricity than ever before. You only need to have your air conditioner running and pop something in the microwave to overload your powerpoint. That’s why RVs and caravans are connected to 16A circuits.
A Residual Current Device is an extremely fast acting switch that cuts the power when it detects a difference in the power going into the circuit against the power coming back out. If a difference is detected then the RCD trips almost instantly as the power must have found a way to go somewhere else other then back to the supply. This path may be through a faulty appliance, faulty wiring, or at worst – through you! These devices have saved countless lives by cutting the electricity supply before it can cause severe damage.
Please note that RCDs do not offer protection when used with isolated supplies like small generators or inverters.
“A” is the abbreviation for Amperes (“amps”), the standard unit for measuring electric current. When you multiply Amperes (A) and Volts (V) you get total power which is expressed in Watts (W).
The more electric current that travels through a wire, the hotter it becomes. Fuses and breakers are put into circuits to protect the wiring from having too much current flowing through them. If this protection is not in place, then the wires can get hot enough to cause a fire. An Ampfibian offers protection against this.
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