Surge protectors

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by *scooter*, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    Any thoughts on which type of surge protector is best...hard wired or portable? What would be the advantages one has over the other?
    Thanks for any input.
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Surge protectors

    It depends on what you mean by the words "surge protector." Do a search here on the forum for a thread of posts that we did this year on that subject and explain a little more.
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Surge protectors

    I will assume that you are meaning the devices such as those from Surge Guard ( ) then there are two different ways of looking at it. The one that is inside of the RV and hard wired has the advantage of being easy because it is always there and there is some security in that type. They also cost slightly less to buy.

    The units that plug into the power pedestal have the advantage of no installation cost or work, and they can easily be moved from one RV to another. The portable devices also can be easily secured to the power cord or pedestal to prevent theft and I have never heard of an incident where one was stolen.

    For me, it really comes down to the personal preference of the buyer.

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