About Us.

Power failures and lightning storms cause havoc with our electronic equipment and can cause severe damage. The inconvenience and trouble caused, create frustrations that can be AVOIDED with good quality guaranteed surge protectors.

Surge protection devices are your answer to this natural phenomenon. Naturally occurring lightning and thunderstorms are still some of the most spectacular natural events occurring on this planet. A single lightning strike can be the equivalent of a 1-kilo Ton nuclear explosion. Wow, that’s powerful! Scientists have tried for years to harness this powerful event, but are yet to succeed. Mainly because we have not developed a way to control the strike zone and produce a device to capture the energy.

A single lightning strike can be measured at above 1 million volts.

So when does a lightning strike become a surge? Quite simply the moment the lightning bolt we see in the sky hits the ground or building, it becomes a surge. Therefore by definition, a lightning protector is a lightning pole (or similar device) you often see near a thatched roof houses. While a surge protector is an electronic device designed to protect equipment from a power surge that travels along cables such as power electrical cables, telephone lines and TV / satellite cables.


Africa Surge Protection (Pty) Ltd is your most reliable surge protection supplier manufacturer in South Africa.

Image buying a product today where the manufacturer tells you “Yes its 100% Guaranteed”. We stand by our product to the point that we will replace it even if it got struck by a damaging surge and destroyed the Africa Surge protector – return it to us, and we will replace it for you up to 2 years after you purchased it.

But wait thats not all! On certain of the products in the Africa Surge Range, we will even insure your equipment that is attached to our Africa Surge Protector. Provided it is one of our top-end very high level Surge Protection Units, you can rest assured we will repair or replace your equipment if a surge manages to get through our surge protectors… (T&Cs apply)

We pride ourselves in providing our clients with high quality, guaranteed surge protection products with unparalleled delivery lead timing, after sales service and support services that add huge value to you, your client and their customers.


Africa Surge started in 1991 with the innovation of the ‘Wonder Plug’ that was subsequently patented in 1993. Originally manufactured in Durban, South Africa, the owner and inventor, Jason Roper, launched the company with one product,the Wonder Plug. Very soon market demand grew once people started to see the benefits to safety at their home and work places.

The market’s positive acceptance of the product and soon more products were added to the range and before long the Wonder Plug hung on the shelves of many retail chains, electrical, hardware and furniture stores.