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units1-4 / 16 Abrams Street.
Balcatta, WA. 6021
ELECTRICIAN ON SITE EVERYDAY.
Absolute Caravan Care has a licenced Electrician on the premises (EC6884), this enables us to offer a
massive One Stop Shop advantage to our customers.
Our Electrician specialises in both 12/24volt DC & 240volt AC, working on not only Caravan's & Motor
home's but also with Specialised Coach Builders, Caravan Manufacturers and Mining Companies.

We have a large range of electrical product to choose from and all our products have carefully been chosen
for their endurance and reliability, not just cheap pricing.

We fit and supply all types of power generation equipment from Solar Panels, Dual Battery Systems to AC
Generators and work with our Customers to provide exactly what they need.
Below is some information regarding Generator, Battery's and Battery charging equipment.
EXPLAINING 12volt to 240volt POWER INVERTERS
A power inverter, or inverter, is an electrical power converter that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current Solid-state
inverters have no moving parts and are used in a wide range of applications, from small switching power supplies in computers,
to large electric utility high-voltage direct current applications that transport bulk.
The inverter performs the opposite function of a rectifier. The electrical inverter is a high-power electronic oscillator. It is so
named because early mechanical AC to DC converters were made to work in reverse, and thus were "inverted", to convert DC to
AC power.
DANGERS OF INVERTERS
Time and time again we see caravans coming in where the customer has installed an Inverter into the caravan, there is a power
lead from the inverter is joining into the 240volt system of the caravan, powering the entire 240volt system of the caravan.
THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.
The caravan requires an earth, this earth comes from the 15amp lead you use to power the caravan.
If a fault occurs with either the 240volt wiring or an appliance being connected into the 240volt wiring there are two safety
features built into the wiring:

1.The earth wiring itself, the earth provides a ground potential of all metal objects connected to the caravan's
240volt wiring, YES that means the metal cladding on the outside of your caravan aswell.

2. The RCDMCD, a residual current device cutout device stopping the flow of power to earth should a
electrocution occur, this does not work if being powered from and Inverter.

In short an Inverter should only be connect from a 12volt outlet directly to small appliances, like a phone
charger, computer, satellite TV unit or the TV itself, anything with an earth pin on the plug should not be
connected.

RULE OF THUMB - Anything with a metal body which has the 240volt power lead connecting it directly
to the power point like a toaster or kettle, should never be connected to an Inverter.
240volt power kills, just because it is in a caravan, comes out of a
generator or power inverter doesn't mean it won't kill the same as
the 240volt power in your home.
Unlicensed electrical work risks harm to yourself and your family.
PLEASE ALWAYS USE A LICENSED CARAVAN ELECTRICIAN
ALWAYS DEMAND A 240volt CERTIFICATE, IF YOU DON'T GET ONE REPORT IT TO ENERGY SAFETY
unit 1/16 Abrams Street, Balcatta. WA.      
08 9240 4552   
sales@absolutecaravancare.com
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MONDAY to FRIDAY - 8.00am to 4.30pm
SATURDAY
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WORKSHOP HOURS
MONDAY to FRIDAY - 7.30am - 4.45pm
SATURDAY
- CLOSED
Caravan Drop Off - 7.30am - 8.15am
Caravan Pick Up - 3.15pm - 4.45pm
unless prior arrangements made.
THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB
I know some of you right now reading this will have read in a forum or heard from a friend of a friend how to use
hobby inverters, or you have installed or have a caravan with a hobby inverter in it. Facts are if you what to run
an Inverter in your caravan, RV, vehicle or boat you
HAVE to abide by all legislative law written in the ASNZS
wiring rules, ALL THE ASNZS rules not just part of them.
So as we can't stop people using these death devices we hope to educate you all on what is right.










So is there a picture starting to form here?
Basically all hobby inverters, eBay specials, the cheap inverter from the 12volt places are all only good for
temporary use, connected to the battery by clamp connectors, used on a DOUBLE INSULATED appliance
(something without an earth pin in other words), finished with then packed away, just because it came with
permanent type of connection cables or instructions that said otherwise, the ASNZS wiring rules states that all
inverters that are to be permanently connected have to abide by a load of installation regulations, not what was
written on a piece of paper which has been half cocked Translated from Chinese into English.
1.  Connecting your caravan directly from the 15amp input to an inverter.
 - Incorrect & Life Threatening
2.  Connecting any appliance with a metal body and earth pin to an inverter.
 - Incorrect & Life Threatening
3.  Diverting input power through an inverter without body protection.
 - Incorrect & Life Threatening
4.  Running any inverters input power through an MCBRCD or RCD.
 - Incorrect & Life Threatening
OUR RECOMMENDED INVERTERS FOR
PERMANENT INSTALLATION
MultiPlus 800VA - 5kVA  Inverter/chargers Multi-functional

The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery
charger that features adaptive charge technology and a high-speed AC transfer
switch in a single compact enclosure. Models range from 800VA to 5000VA per
module.

Unique PowerAssist feature
The MultiPlus will prevent overload of a limited AC source. First, battery charging
will automatically be reduced when otherwise an overload would occur. The
second level will boost the output of a generator or shore side supply with power
taken from the battery.

Uninterrupted AC power (UPS function)
In the event of a grid failure or shore or generator power being disconnected, the
inverter within the Multi is automatically activated and takes over the supply to the
connected loads. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that computers
and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.

Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel operation
Up to 6 Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Three phase
or split phase operation is also possible. Please check our datasheets to see
which models have paralleling, three phase and split phase capabilities.
Read entire description

12V 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter with Automatic
AC Transfer Switch
       
Projecta’s most powerful pure sine wave inverter, the IP2000 offers all the class
leading features of the Intelli-Wave range with the added benefit of a sophisticated
AC transfer switch. Offering ultra clean power delivery and rugged construction it
is ideally suited to the demanding requirements of running larger appliances often
found in house boats, yachts, motor homes, caravans.
he Projecta 2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter includes a built in automatic AC
Transfer Switch. The switch allows an appliance to be powered from either mains
power or the inverter (battery power). The inclusion of the AC transfer makes it
ideal for permanent installation into caravans, motor homes, work vehicles etc
ensuring a quick transfer of AC power when switching from battery power to
mains power and vice versa. The automatic change-over function means there is
no need to manually swap over AC plugs or be switching dials between the two
power sources.

To ensure a continuous flow of power to the appliance when switching to mains
power supply, the IP2000 has been engineered to wait 3 seconds for the power to
be steady before switching in a super fast 20 millisecond (0.02seconds) change-
over. This guarantees smooth change over and minimises interruption when
running appliances, e.g. most TVs won’t switch off etc. The IP2000 offers a number
of advantages over a typical inverter/charger combination. Keeping the two units
independent of one another allows you to combine the IP2000 with any size
battery charger for the ultimate and tailor made set-up, and because they are two
separate units either can operate without the other in the event that one fails.
When mains power is available, the battery charger charges the battery and the
mains power passes through the inverter and powers the accessories directly.
When the mains is disconnected the battery charger stops working and the
appliance automatically switches across to inverter power.
THE NEW
RVD Residual Voltage Device

The RVD is designed to accompany an RCD/RCBO as an electrically connected 'add-on' that provides an
additional layer’ of protection, the device enables enhanced electrical protection within the TN (MEN), TT
and IT earthed systems. The RVD itself doesn't need a functional earth path to operate.

The RVD is detecting a voltage rise from an insulation breakdown onto the earth/frame of the protected
circuit. When a voltage rise above the trigger level of 43V is detected, the RVD causes a 30mA imbalance
across the RCD which isolates the circuit. When this occurs, 25mA of fault current flows with rapid
isolation occurring in under 20mSec.

Other benefits include ‘Polarity Sensitive’ and protection against ‘loss of neutral integrity’ on the supply
side of the MEN point, the biggest cause of electrical shock in Australia. The RVD reduces the electrical
safety risk, especially personal protection, by ‘monitoring the earth/frame’ for a broader range of fault
detection.
Product Benefits:










PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE INSTALLED BY A LICENCED ELECTRICIAN,
SO WE DO NOT SELL THIS PRODUCT TO THE PUBLIC, HOWEVER FOR A LITTLE
EXTRA CHARGE WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HAVE IT RETROFITTED OR
INSTALLED TO YOUR CARAVAN, CAMPER OR MOTORHOME.
  • Unique dual Earth Fault current and voltage fault sensing
  • Earth Fault Tripping Characteristics equal to or better than an RCD
  • An 'add on' to most brands of RCD/RCBO but supplied complete and tested with an
    RCD/RCBO to suit the Amperage Load requirement.
  • Provides an Additional layer of protection to the RCD/RCBO.
  • Specific RVD-E models enhance protection in all earthing systems- TN(MEN), TT or IT
  • Safeguards compromised earth environments (high impedance earthing)
  • Protects against the dangerous 'loss of supply neutral' to earth bond in TN (MEN)
    electrical distribution environments.
  • RVD-EMR Model protects against accidental supply active/neutral reversal.
  • Supply to frame Voltage Detection of approximately 43 VAC.
  • Supply to Frame/Earth tripping fault current of approximately 25mA.
A sample of what the Energy Safety
form looks like. You will need one of
these to prove the 240volt work has
been completed by a licensed
electrician, or when you buy a
caravan to prove the work all meets
the
ASNZS regulations
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