15 amp to 10 amp

Submitted: Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 13:18
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Apologies if this has been answered previously, but I'm struggling to find it.

I'm going to camp on a powered site in a caravan park which provides 15 amp sockets. What is the most appropriate way of running run my 10 amp devices (chargers, fridge etc) from these 15 amp outlets?

Everything I Google provides ads for Ampfibian, but do these only go 10 amp to 15 amp (i.e. house to caravan)? Or can they be reversed to provide 15 amp to 10 amp?

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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 13:53

Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 13:53
The difference between 15A and 10A plugs is the size of the earth pin. Larger on the 15A so that it cannot be plugged into a 10A outlet. A 10A lead will just plug into a 15A socket as if it were a 10A one. You still only have a 10A lead so all restrictions around the max load for 10A leads and power boards apply, as well as weather proofing, restrictions on joining extension cords etc.
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Reply By: bellony - Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 13:59

Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 13:59
Assuming your using a tent?
10 A extension leads etc fit straight into 15 A sockets so you don't require anything special.
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 17:47

Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 17:47
10 amp load plugs will quite happily operate on a 15 amp plug. its going other way that causes issues.

You can get a power supply box HPM with a 15 amp inlet plug which has 10amp outlets on GPO side to run a few loads.

Ive done this to charge the auxiliary batteries on camper trailer and then run 2nd power lead to engel in back of 4wd no dramas all with amp current load unit has a RCD circuit breaker for safety purposes
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