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Have you ever wondered why your RV has a 15a electrical circuit? What’s the deal with that large earth pin? You’re new to caravanning and you’ve packed the car and the van and hit the road. At the powered site, you unpack the extension lead, ready to plug the van in and get the fridge running on 240V power. But… Read More…

What’s the difference between a circuit breaker, a surge protector and an RCD?

We’re glad you asked! In a nutshell… Circuit breakers protect your circuits from overloading, which is handy because overloads cause fires. Overloads happen when more current is drawn than a system is designed for – for example, when you connect too many appliances to one power circuit at home, or if you plug your 15A van into a 10A power Read More…

Can I plug my caravan straight into the house mains?

Only with a 15A to 10A power adaptor or getting an electrician to fit a dedicated 15A power point at home, but without either of those, don’t even think about it. Caravans and motor homes are designed to be connected to a 15A power point, which is why they’re fitted with a 15A power inlet. But the 15A power leads Read More…

Meet the X2 – a weatherproof connector protector purpose built for travellers

Here at Ampfibian, we’re pretty proud of our trade-tough X1 weatherproof connector protector, it even won us an Australian Good Design Award ®. But because we’re all about designing and delivering products that combine safety with convenience, and while the X1 was being snapped up by tradies all around the country, consumers were after a more cost-effective alternative, so we Read More…

NEW AMPFIBIAN CARAVAN PRODUCT

One of every travellers woes is now solved with Ampfibian’s new 15A Caravan Surge Protector. Plug the weatherproof caravan surge protector between the power supply and your van, and everything inside it is protected. Your fridge, inverter, TV… everything. Dodgy looking power point? The Caravan Surge Protector also has an integrated socket outlet tester, that lets you know if what Read More…

Death leads void caravan insurance

A modified power cord can void your caravan insurance. Discover a safe, legal alternative to this age-old caravanning question. Why you need caravan insurance Whether you’re touring our wide brown land or permanently connected to power at home, caravan insurance is essential. Insurance gives you peace of mind and protection for your valuable asset, inside and out, in case of Read More…

KIA-ORA

We’re excited to launch Ampfibian’s New Zealand website! There are a couple of differences: – There is no online store in NZ; – The product range is slightly different. The MINI and MAX adaptors are for travel and trade in Australia, but NZ caravans use different plug and socket. So we created two new caravan adaptors: the MINI-BLU for indoor/undercover Read More…

Ampfibian MINI-BLACK is NZ’s Best New Power Adaptor

New Zealand’s natural beauty makes it one of the world’s top travel destinations. Its highways and byways brim with caravans and RVs as local and international visitors soak up the land and its delicious bounty. New Zealand caravans and motorhomes use a superior 16A plug and socket arrangement that’s weatherproof and robust but still limited to dedicated 16A connections. The Read More…

Ampfibian X1 Wins Prestigious Design Award

  Thank goodness it was a long weekend because there were a few sore heads at Ampfibian HQ: we are humbled and excited to have received a Good Design award on Thursday night for the Ampfibian X1 Connector Protector. Judged by a panel of 35 local and international design experts, the awards are open to entries from around the world Read More…

KEEP YOUR PLUGS SAFE, MATE!

We tripped over the Aussie made Plug-Mates(TM) a couple of months ago and were so impressed by this clever product (and the people behind it), that we wanted to share it as widely as possible. Put a Plug-Mate on all your power plugs: especially relevant for travellers and tradies! It’s one of those simple things that’ll save you tons of Read More…

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