The Ampfibian RV-PLUS Power Adaptor is specifically designed for caravans/motor homes, allowing you to connect your 15A caravan to any domestic 10A power supply. It’s weather proof to IP55 and has a built-in padlock attachment which also locks the lid.
The RV-Plus adaptor is certified to comply with Australian electrical standards, allowing safe and legal connection between 15A devices and 10A domestic power supply.
The Ampfibian RV-PLUS comes with a miniature circuit breaker which acts as a 10A power limiter protecting your power point and wiring from overheating. It also comes with an RCD (residual current device) to protect against electrocution.
Designed and made in Australia for the tough Australian conditions, the RV-PLUS comes with a 2 year product warranty giving you extra peace of mind, making this the ultimate Caravan accessory.
15A to 10A power adaptor
240VAC 50Hz 2400W MCB
30mA <100mS RCD
IK-08 impact resistance
Seals normal and HD leads up to 12mm diameter
Certified to comply with AS/NZS-3001 and AS/NZS-3190
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)
I’ve never had one and my mate the sparky says I don’t need one!
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.
So I can just get a dedicated 15A power outlet installed?
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.
What could happen if i don’t have one?
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.
Why can’t I just use a normal power board that has a breaker installed?
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.
I've already got a circuit breaker in my house, so won’t that trip if I exceed the limit I'm allowed to draw?
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.
Whats the difference between an Ampfibian MICRO, MINI, RV-PLUS and a MAX?
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.