When we identified a gap in the market we gave it our best shot to come up with a product that solved the problem. At a price and with a set of features that we thought would hit the spot. Since then we have asked for, and generously received, your feedback. Online, via emails and letters, and more recently with questionnaires, you have told us what you think. To us there is no such thing as negative feedback: it’s all feedback, an opportunity to make things better. Many of you are very complimentary which we appreciate, and 100% of questionnaire respondents would recommend Ampfibian products to other people!
Your safety concerns made us increase the weatherproofing from IP44 to IP55 on the (RV02) MAX, higher than required by Australian Standards. Concerns about theft saw the addition of a stainless steel security bracket, and construction site users wanted the ability to add a lock-out tag.
You let us know that the MAX was too expensive, so we created the lower cost RV-PLUS specifically for travellers, and when we were finally in a position to do it, we reduced the cost of the MAX as well.
We’ve received many more great ideas, and while the built-in bottle opener is certainly popular, there are probably other ones that might appear sooner 😉
So thank you for caring, for taking the time to let us know. Please keep up the ideas and the feedback,
Yet more furious activity behind the scenes: after the launch of the RV-PLUS at the start of June, we immediately jumped into developing another new product. Although it has been gestating for more than six years (on-and-off), we’re about to get it over the line.
It’s not a power adaptor – but you’ll be able to use it with all our products, and your power tools… especially where things are wet: electricity and water don’t mix!
Stay tuned, we expect to have it out to stores in time for Christmas!
Big announcement: we have decided to reduce the recommended retail price of our premium Ampfibian MAX from $269 to $199 effective immediately.
Thanks to efficiency gains and economies of scale, we are happy to pass on the savings to our customers with the goal of improving electrical safety for everyone!
The recent release of the traveller-specific $149.00 RV-PLUS, allows the already H-Class approved MAX to be further tailored to the trade and commercial markets… stay tuned!
To meet the highest workplace safety standards, all Ampfibian Industrial Series power and safety adaptors are now shipping with armoured leads and a lock-out fitting.
The armoured leads have an earthed woven metal sleeve around the conductors, this is in turn encapsulated in clear PVC. The lockout tab prevents the RCBO lid from being opened – it fits padlocks / tags with shafts up to 6mm (1/4″) diameter.
The industrial units are now also fitted with stainless steel security brackets.
Ampfibian is all about empowering individuals to take charge of their own work place safety!
We are delighted to announce the new power & safety adaptor from Ampfibian: the RV-PLUS.
It is built on nine year’s experience designing and making power adaptors, feedback from more than 7000 surveys (thank you for those), and innumerable conversations with people who love to travel.
The RV-PLUS includes everything travellers need: nothing less, nothing more.
It is weatherproof, really weatherproof, to IP-55… accidently hit-it-with-the-hose weatherproof. No matter which way it faces, not matter how large or small the lead plugged into it, or if there is one at all. If it rains or storms, you’re safe.
It is compact: smaller than it’s big brother the MAX, and lighter, too. The housing holds the lead wrapped in place, with a clip to keep it there.
It is safe: the case is tough-as-nails, the power lead is thick and strong, every single unit is individually tested. All Australian electrical and other standard have been met or exceeded, approved and certified.
The socket has a power-on indicator light. It’s not super bright to distract you from the stars at night, just enough to let you know it is “on”.
The clear cover that seals the breaker and internal socket can be padlocked closed for extra piece of mind while you’re off fishing and exploring.
The quality is what you expect from Ampfibian: this is one tough puppy. Once you hold it you’ll know what we mean. Designed and made in Australia, our standard two-year warranty applies.
Our purpose is to make life safer and more convenient for people. The less our products cost, the more people can afford them, making the world a safer place for all. At a recommended retail price of $149.00, we reckon it’s within everybody’s reach.
The RV-PLUS will be launched at the Brisbane Caravan, Camper and Touring Supershow on the 8th of June, and rolled out across the country after that. Travel well, stay safe.
“Hellbenders™” are Ampfibians new heavy-duty extensions leads.
When you consider buying an extension lead, remember that extension leads are not all created equal: they are manufactured to be used in different environments, under different conditions, and to carry different amounts of electrical current. By basing your choice of extension cord on your specific requirements, you increase the usable life of the lead, making you safer and ultimately giving you better value for money. Safety, longevity and convenience were the key factors in the creation of the revolutionary Hellbenders.
Exclusively available online, these 15A leads are made of rubber, which means they are extra tough and flexible. Unlike conventional P.V.C. leads, Hellbenders wind tightly which makes them very compact and portable. As rubber does not have a “memory” effect, they won’t become difficult to wind, or get kinked from regular use.
They won’t go soft in the sun (they can be used up to 150 degrees Celsius!) and the outer is completely waterproof. The rubber is extremely durable and highly resistant to physical abuse. These toughies will outlast cheap PVC leads, saving you money.
The current range of Hellbenders is for 15 Amp caravans, RVs and camper-trailers. Remember you must never modify a 15A extension lead to fit into a 10A outlet! This is dangerous and if (when!) something goes wrong, will render your insurance void. It could also kill you.
Available in three different lengths (10m, 15m, 20m) they come with a wide Velcro® strap, which means once they’re rolled up, they stay rolled up: perfect for travel! The caravan/RV Hellbenders fit both old and current caravan/RV power inlets.
Regardless of whether or not it’s being used, when an extension cord is plugged into an outlet, it is potentially live. To avoid safety hazards, the Hellbender is fitted with a ‘power-on’ indicator light so you always know what’s going on.
To find our more or purchase the Hellbender, visit our SHOP page or call 1800-FIBIAN and speak to our team.
All of us here at Ampfibian wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To the new Ampfibians that joined us this year, our great business partners and suppliers, and our distributors, wholesalers, retailers and customers: peace and prosperity to you all.
If you need help over the holidays, email or call us anytime, somebody will be around.
Over the years more and more tradies adopted the Ampfibian MAX for use one sites to connect their 15Amp gear to 10Amp outlets. Fully certified, happily tested and tagged, they could keep working when the blokes with the dodgy “death leads” got kicked off site (and rightly so!).
Now available from Bunnings stores nationwide, Ampfibian is proud to make tradesmens’ lives safer and more convenient. Check out this great article published in “The Tradie“, which gives a detailed insight of why it’s always a good idea to use an Ampfibian!
Due to popular demand (and because we’re trying to make the best possible product), the Ampfibian RV02-MAX has started shipping with an integrated stainless steel security bracket at no extra cost.
Perfect for use on-site and in busy caravan parks, the bracket lets you secure the product with a padlock.
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.