A surge protector helps safeguard against voltage fluctuations that originate from shore power, which could be damaging or harmful to the electronics inside your RV. It has a wider range of functions for RVers since they ensure that the wiring of an RV park is safe, which means that the power source is secure and will not cause any harm to your vehicle when connected.
It’s not unusual to find campgrounds with poor power sources. Most often, the cause is old pedestals or inadequate maintenance. Poor power sources can cause problems with grounding, which could result in immediate damage to appliances and devices connected to your RV. A surge protector as the first defense (electrical) defense is vital.
Most RV surge protectors include an Electrical Management System or EMS. The EMS detects electrical and voltage problems that could lead to more serious issues. Both of these functions are crucial in the RV. Because RVs draw energy from several sources, there’s an increased chance of errors, so protecting yourself with a layer is highly advised.
Luckily, the National RV Training Academy is here to give tips and show whether an RVer needs an EMS or not. To learn more about this equipment, just watch the video above.