In this post will be looking at RV surge protection. In the making of this post, we would like to give thanks to RV Pursuits for their contribution from their post titled RV Surge protector pros and cons.
Let’s take a look now at important factors you should consider: –
Find a faulty power source. Many surge protectors will alert you if you attempt to connect your RV with a unregulated or broken power source. Alerts are also sent if your RV is not connected to the power source or if you have other electrical problems.
Control the electrical flow. The USA-made surge protectors allow only 140 volts of current to flow through the system. Anything less will cause the devices to be destroyed in seconds. Any less will make the team struggle and stop them from working efficiently.
Security. Fire and electric shock protectors have additional safety features. These features include emergency shut-off switches and LED indicators. These important features will protect you from lightning strikes during a storm.
Protect your investment. The surge protector is an affordable investment that protects your RV, and all the equipment within it from damage due to a power outage.
Basic Surge Protectors
The basic surge protectors are easy to use and have a simple design. Protect your RV from lightning strikes or other unstable surges. Many come in the form extension cords.
Complete surge protection
Because of their high level protection, full surge protectors can be the most costly. You can also get them with electrical management systems to provide additional protection for your RV. They provide protection against high and low frequency, high voltages, open ground and faulty wiring.
Progressive Industries is a global manufacturer and supplier of EMS systems as well as intelligent surge protectors for fixed and portable recreational vehicles. The company was established in 1968 in Menomonee Falls in Wisconsin. Progressive Industries EMS-30X Smart Surge Protector and Progressive Industries EMS-30C are two of the most popular surge protectors.
Camco was founded in 1986. It currently holds over 130 patents. Camco manufactures over 3,000 products in five state-of the-art standalone facilities. These include high-quality water filters and water pressure regulators. Water, clothing, and surge protectors. It has offices around the globe and is headquartered in Greensboro (North Carolina). It produces surge protectors as well as products such the Camco Heavy Duty Auto PowerGrip adapter.
Surge protectors that were older did not automatically shut off when there was an unexpected surge. Modern surge protectors use diagnostic tools to detect power supply issues and alert you if something is amiss. This is a useful feature, especially if you’re testing new camping ground and need to make sure your equipment is properly connected.
The LED displays are used to warn you or indicate any problems with your power supply. You will also be notified if the surge protector has failed and that it needs to replaced. The LED lights must be bright enough to be easily read during the day.
Surge protectors that offer protection against power surges, improper wiring and low voltage are the best. This depends on the speed at which the surge protector can cut power during a power surge, and how many joules the unit can handle without burning. The joule rating is irrelevant if the surge protector has an instant shutdown mechanism.
Your surge protector should be able to handle most equipment in your trailer. Most devices will draw the maximum amount of current they can from the electricity. Equipment that is not drawing enough amperage will cause it to heat up and become hot.
Q1: What can I do to tell if my surge protection is damaged?
A1: Surge protectors come with at least three LED indicators to let you know the status of your RV during and after surges. The unit’s front panel, which displays “Protection present” or “LED Protected”, will light up green to indicate if it is functioning efficiently. The surge protector could be damaged if there is no green light.
Q2: What’s an electrical management system?
A2: An electronic surge protector (EMS) offers more protection than a standard surge protector. It offers surge protection as well as open neutral protection and AC frequency protection. Although it can be integrated into a basic surge protect, such an option would be more costly.
Progressive Industries’ EMS-HW30C is our first choice. This combination of an EMS with a surge protector provides better electrical protection.
Camco PowerDefender Circuit Analyzer is an economical choice that provides basic protection for your travel caravan.