Water and power don’t mix, right? Well, yes… but there are times when you need to use an extension lead in the great outdoors and you can’t avoid mixing the two. You might be camping in your caravan, gardening with a hedge trimmer, installing outdoor party lights o using a concrete mixer on a building site. But risk it no more! Ampfibian have your safety in mind with the new X1 weatherproof extension lead protector for house and garden. This clever device weather seals extension lead connections and stops them pulling apart.
Rely on the X1 for outdoor use in dusty, wet and wild conditions thanks to IP55 rated ingress protection. Hit the X1 with the water jet from a hose and your connections will stay bone dry. Go on, try it! You can’t submerge the X1 so hang it up out of the way with the built-in hanging loop and eliminate a trip hazard at the same time.
Keeping your extension leads from pulling apart is essential. The X1 features an automatic anti-disconnect mechanism that acts on the lead not the plug for extra safety. All you need to do is connect your power leads together and clip the housing closed. Simple. The built-in spring-loaded cleats grip the leads and not the plugs. No matter how hard you try, the plugs stay connected and aren’t damaged.
Ampfibian X1 weatherproof extension lead protector for house and garden:
- IP-55 hose and weatherproof
- Trade tough IK-09 impact resistant
- Vice-like lead restraints
- Built-in securing loop
- Fits 10A & 15A leads up to Ø12mm
- Standards approved
- Designed and Made in Australia
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.
We were greatly saddened to read about the death of a man on a Northern Territory prawn trawler.
The 20 year old was using an angle grinder on the deck of the ship to cut rusted shackles when he was hit by a rogue wave and electrocuted. Counsel assisting the Coroner told the inquest the grinder had been plugged into a socket without a safety switch (RCD).
“If such a device was fitted it would have cut the power to that circuit and would in all likelihood have saved the man’s life,” Counsel told the ABC.
The most terrible thing about this tragic event is that it could have been prevented… we wanted to share this to spread the word about electrical safety, especially when working in a wet environment. Our mission at Ampfibian has always been to make people’s lives safer.
Make sure that you, your family and your friends are extra vigilant when dealing with 240V mains electricity to prevent this kind of horrible accident. If you believe somebody is doing something that’s potentially dangerous don’t ever be afraid to speak out.
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The team at Ampfibian
Congratulations to all our Survey Competition Winners!
Each of the 4 lucky people above has won themselves a $200 Bunnings voucher for simply completing our Customer Survey after purchasing an Ampfibian between October 2015 and March 2016.
We had such a great response to our survey. We enjoyed all of your suggestions and are so glad you love your Ampfibian as much as we do! Our R&D department has taken all of your great advice on board!
To say thanks to all those that took the time to complete and send back their responses – we’ll be sending a little ‘thank-you’ to your inbox, so keep your eyes peeled!
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’s 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.
Home made 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…”
Read more by clicking on the image below:
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.’
For the full PDF click on the link below,
“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.