Anytime you plug your RV, van, boat etc. into a power outlet, whether it be at home, at a campground or anywhere else, you’ll want to protect the electrical equipment in your vehicle from dangerous power surges.

Power surges can happen during thunder and lightning storms, but also at times when the power grid is taxed. Imagine a hot summer day when everyone is running their air conditioning. With everyone plugged in, this can be a big drain on the power system and can impact the power coming into your RV. If there is a big pull or drain from the system or a sudden spike, that can damage anything you have plugged in, including your RV refrigerator, air conditioner and anything you have plugged into your outlets—computers, TVs, tablets or phones.