Updated December 27, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

The 8 Best Portable RV Surge Protectors

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Having faulty electrical connections that disrupt your vacation or fry valuable electronics isn't just a nuisance; it can also be potentially hazardous if overloaded circuits heat up and ignite flammable materials at the campsite. Keep your RV's onboard systems running smoothly and operating within safety margins by using one of these portable surge protectors whenever you hook up to shore power. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best portable rv surge protector on Amazon.

8. Southwire Full Protection

7. Camco Power Defender

6. TRC Surge Guard Analyzer

5. Hughes Autoformer Power Watchdog

4. Progressive Industries Smart

3. TRC Surge Guard Entry Level

2. Progressive Industries Electrical Management System

1. TRC Surge Guard With LCD

Editor's Notes

December 26, 2018:

While no surge protector can guarantee you won't have issues with a rig's onboard electronics, the models listed here offer the most comprehensive and effective protection available, including detailed circuitry analysis, visual safety indicators, overload and fault detection, and — in some cases — digital readouts of current status. No matter how well your systems are protected, it's advisable to exercise caution with live circuitry, keeping an eye out for inclement weather, damaged wiring or components, and potential overloads (HVAC units can be particularly problematic).


Lydia Chipman
Last updated on December 27, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

An itinerant wordsmith with a broad constellation of interests, Lydia Chipman has turned iconoclasm into a livelihood of sorts. Bearing the scars and stripes of an uncommon diversity of experience -- with the notable exceptions of joining a religious order or becoming an artist -- she still can’t resist the temptation to learn something new. Lydia holds a master of arts in English from Georgia Southern University, and a bachelor of arts cum laude in integrative studies from Clayton College. Her expertise is in the areas of robotics, electronics, toys, and outdoors and computer equipment.


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