Compact for indoor use where space is tight
$89.00 inc. GST
MICRO 15AMP Power Adaptor
The Ampfibian MICRO 15A Power Adaptor is our most compact power adaptor. Designed for indoor/undercover it can be used at home in the garage, shed, laundry or wherever space is tight.
The Ampfibian MICRO is certified to comply with Australian electrical standards, allowing safe and legal connection between 15A devices and 10A domestic power supply. It comes with a miniature circuit breaker which acts as a 10A power limiter, protecting your power point and wiring from overheating.
The MICRO also comes with an RCD (residual current device) to protect against electrocution. For extra peace of mind, The MICRO comes with a 2 year product warranty.
|Dimensions||13.0 × 11.5 × 18.0 cm|
Caravans and RVs are designed to be connected to dedicated 15A power outlets like those provided in caravan parks. The appliances inside the van will operate happily below 10A, but the current drawn increases as more appliances (air conditioner, fridge, hairdryer, lights, etc.) are switched on.
An Ampfibian connected between the supply and the van acts like a limiting switch, keeping the maximum amount of power to 10A, protecting the house’s electrical circuit.
The Ampfibian offers:
- Overload protection for equipment and wiring (10A circuit breaker)
- Personal protection with integrated RCD (Residual Current Device)
- More connection options (home, friend’s place, showground, camp site, etc.)
- Regulatory compliance (they are certified, registered and controlled articles)
If you are connecting a 15A RV/caravan/tool to a 10A outlet by illegally modifying an extension lead, then you are breaking the law as this contravenes standards governing mains voltage equipment. This may jeopardise insurance claims for damage caused by using an illegal connection method.
Illegally modified 15A leads are referred to as “death-leads” for a reason.
Yes you can. You will have to pay for an electrician which (usually) costs more than an Ampfibian, but the real downside is that you can’t take it with you. Being portable allows you to hook it up at other places that don’t have dedicated 15A outlets.
Caravan/RV: If you have connected your RV/caravan’s 15A circuit to your home without using an Ampfibian or a designated 15A power point and overload the circuit, it may cause a fire. As it is illegal to directly connect a 15A caravan/RV to a 10A domestic socket, it will also invalidate your insurance.
You can buy power boards that provide overload protection. They are “for indoor use only” and they don’t have 15A outlets: they are illegal for use with caravans and RVs.
Individual 10A power outlets are rated at 10A, but the breaker/fuse connected to the outlet is rated at 20A. This is because there are always several outlets connected to one fuse/breaker (this is called a circuit). It is therefore possible to draw 20A through a single power outlet without triggering a breaker/fuse.
All Ampfibians adapt devices from 15A to 10A, include an overload protection breaker, and an R.C.D.
The MINI and the MICRO are both for indoor, undercover use only as they are not classed as weatherproof. The MICRO is our most compact adaptor and perfect where space is tight. Both of these products can be used for connecting your caravan at home but they will need to be undercover and protected.
The RV-PLUS is exclusively designed and made for travellers to connect their caravan/RV/camper-trailers to normal 10A outlets. It is completely weatherproof and meets all applicable Australian Standards.
The MAX is the extra-tough, weatherproof adaptor. It has a H-Class (heavy-duty) rating making it suitable for commercial use too. It is also the premium adaptor for travellers… if you’ve got to have the best.