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Old 10-18-2016, 09:01 AM   #21
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My experience with the Seimens breaker surge protections is: Don't waste your money, they are not good surge protection and are considered secondary protection.
The reason I said the Seimens wasn't good is, I installed these in new homes for about a year. Power lines were accidental crossed in the area causing a huge surge. The Siemens didn't protect the houses in many cases while the Sycom protected them in every home.
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The Siemens protects the whole panel. The difference is that it has two single pole breakers built in so you don't waste those two spaces. It is actually a pretty nice unit for around a hundy.
It's good that they save some space, but how much real surge protection hardware can you squeeze into the leftover space inside a breaker?
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It's good that they save some space, but how much real surge protection hardware can you squeeze into the leftover space inside a breaker?
Probably about the same as the QO one that doesn't have the breakers.
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Probably about the same as the QO one that doesn't have the breakers.
We should carve open a couple and see...
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