A surge protector is an electrical device or appliance meant to protect electronic appliances from sudden voltage surges in alternating current (AC) circuits. Voltage spikes are a common occurrence, usually lasting only a few microseconds, which can reach up to 1,100 volts in peak loads. In such short intervals, appliances can experience overheating and damage to electronic components. It is not uncommon for surge protection appliances to fail in extreme weather conditions such as rain or hurricanes. As such, it is important for everyone to purchase contact the best surge protection protector, which can protect appliances from power surges, regardless of whether they are used at home, at work, or in the vehicle.
Surge Protectors – External and Internal
There are two main types of surge protectors: point-of-use surge protection devices, which are intended for use in commercial and/or residential applications; and point-of-use surge protectors, which are intended for use in the vehicle. Point-of-use surge protectors are designed to protect appliances and electronics at the point of use. As such, they are often installed at service entrance points. In addition, these devices are often tied into an existing electrical system, either by providing power to it directly, or by converting the AC voltage to a lower output, before being attached to the appliance being protected.
On the other hand, plug-in type surge protectors are generally designed to protect electronic appliances in the vehicle. Some plug-in protectors are designed with inputs that can connect multiple appliances. The majority of plug-in protectors have been rated for a maximum input of 600 volts. For vehicles with multiple appliances, it is best to purchase multiple plug-in protectors for each appliance and place them in different locations throughout the vehicle.