Originally Posted by gboyle
I would like to get your feedback or start a discussion on the type of surge protector and where you placed the 30amp/40amp voltage protector: at the camp ground pedastal or inside your RV by the fuse board?
The word 'surge' describes many completely different anomalies. Which one concerns you?
For example, a low voltage that is ideal for electronics, can be harmful to motorized appliances. So a 'protector' in the RV can disconnect AC power when voltage drops too low. Some of these protectors might also detect when a voltage goes too high.
These protectors ignore other anomalies such as frequency variations or bad power factor.
Another anomaly is a high voltage spike actually called a surge. These microsecond events can be harmful to all appliances including electronics. Essential to protect from this type of 'surge' is a low impedance (ie within feet) connection to the earth ground electrode. Only protectors at the pedestal can make a low impedance connection.
Each anomaly is intentionally introduced to most and by most by ignoring all numbers. Then many completely different protectors that address completely different anomalies can all be sold by the same name: surge protector. Which anomaly concerns you?