Spinifex -The Importance of Power Safety

What makes a Spinifex Caravan so different from all the other caravans on the market today?

Superior customer service clearly sets Spinifex apart from the rest, and the customisation available from Spinifex ensures every customer gets exactly what they want. However, there is something else you will get from a Spinifex van you are unlikely to find as standard anywhere else, and it is all about safety!

Spinifex place safety as the highest importance on every van they manufacture and that is why on every Spinifex van you will find the RCD DUO™ as standard.

RC DUOManufactured by a local Yandina based Company, Powersafe, the RCD DUO™ is a switch that detects an electrical fault when power comes from a portable generator or invertor. This means Spinifex customers can plug in their appliances without the fear of fire or electrocution. It is new technology and Spinifex are one of the first caravan manufacturers to utilise this device.

And why do Spinifex think it is important that they fit every van with this particular device?

Well, did you know that portable RCD boards will not protect you on most portable generators? The RCD DUO™ combines a traditional RCBO and a patented Earth Sensing Device which physically monitors the Earth circuit for voltage and current. The RCD DUO™ provides earth leakage protection on standard MEN systems and provides protection against faults to Earth in IT and TT electrical systems

A traditional RCD isolates power when there is a current imbalance between the active and neutral conductors (fault to Earth). To do this the RCD generally relies on good earthing integrity and a low earth impedance. The Powersafe RCD DUO™ offers a much broader range of protection by operating in various earthing environments. The RCD DUO™ is designed to isolate power in the occurrence of a fault to earth on MEN and IT type systems. The RCD DUO™ is connected to the earth circuit, which however is not required to be earthed, so the need for earth staking generators is a thing of the past. Generally at 40 volts (the potential point to electrocute) the device will trip at 10mA. This can be altered to meet the application at the point of assembly. Unlike many other devices on the market the RCD DUO™ has no relays or coils with moving parts and therefore is not subject to vibrations caused by generators and transportation.

When you buy a Spinifex van, you can sleep safe in the knowledge that you have purchased a van of the highest quality, that not only looks great and is custom built for you, it is also manufactured to exceed standard safety requirements. When you’ve got a Spinifex you’ll know!

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