Kim Elmore wrote:
> Can someone explain how these whole-house surge suppressors are
> installed? I've looked at illustrations of several and, benighted as
> I am, I don't see how they are installed.
> Kim Elmore N5OP
They're installed at your service entrance (main breaker).. 3 wires, 1
to each hot, 1 to the neutral/ground (since at the service entrance,
neutral and ground are bonded together)..
Formfactor wise.. there's two popular styles.. one is a blob that sits
inside the box (which would be a tight fit in most residential
installations that hadn't left room for it) and the other is a small box
that has 1/2" conduit nipple sticking out that you install hanging off
the side of the box. If you slog through the Eaton/Cutler Hammer
website and look at the "Advanced accessories" or something like that,
there's a pretty good brochure.
I suspect there's other form factors, but those are the two I've seen.
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