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Old 09-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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I am looking to install whole house surge protectors, I have few questions, I would greatly appreciate any comments/suggestions:

I have two 200Amp service panels, Cutler Hammer CH series 42 circuits. Here are few questions:

(1) which surge protector would you recommend? Leviton 51120-1 or Cutler Hammer CHSPT2ULTRA single pole?

(2) Since I have two panels, do I need to install one in each panel?

(3) I understand that surge protector should be mounted as close to the service leads as possible.

Panel 1: I have 30amp breaker in position 1 and 3.
I have two 20amp breakers in position 2 and 4.

I guess I can connect surge protector to breakers 2/4, correct?


Panel 2: I have 60amp breaker in position 1 and 3. (wired for future, not used)
I have 15amp breakers in position 2 and 4.

I have 20amp breakers in position 5 and 7.

Should I move breakers 5 and 7 to position 1 and 3 and hook up surge protector to that or 5 and 7 would be fine?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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Depending on the age of the panel CH has a surge protector that mounts at the base of the panel inside.
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Depending on the age of the panel CH has a surge protector that mounts at the base of the panel inside.
Hi, panels are about 1.5 years old.
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Actually I am capable of installing these myself, I just need some advise.

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Actually I am capable of installing these myself, I just need some advise.

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If you were capable you wouldn't need to ask half the questions you did
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Call a local electrical service company, there are several companys here, and insist on speaking to an electrician. Be sure to tell them you dont want to hire anyone, you just want someone to answer your questions and walk you through the process while you do the actual work. We all get these calls all the time and no one minds.
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Call a local electrical service company, there are several companys here, and insist on speaking to an electrician. Be sure to tell them you dont want to hire anyone, you just want someone to answer your questions and walk you through the process while you do the actual work. We all get these calls all the time and no one minds.
So you are in the work of giving free advice? What if he "follows" your advice and does it wrong/hurts himself or someone else in the process? This could get you sued quick.
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