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kentvw
Re: home surge protection
djohns wrote:

Canuck , I think you misunderstood my point. I have a problem with connecting the surge protector to a circuit breaker . To me , the breaker is the weak link .

Ah, Dan, but the NEC wants the equipment and wire feeding it to be protected. We feed them via a breaker.

canuk
Re: home surge protection
djohns wrote:

Canuck , I think you misunderstood my point. I have a problem with connecting the surge protector to a circuit breaker . To me , the breaker is the weak link .

I did and I gotcha;) :)

JLMCDANIEL
Re: home surge protection
djohns wrote:

Canuck , I think you misunderstood my point. I have a problem with connecting the surge protector to a circuit breaker . To me , the breaker is the weak link .

Try changing out a surge protector that is before the breaker. Surge protectors are usually installed to protect a particular piece of equipment therefore must be in the circuit for that device. Whole house surge protection is usually installed by the electric company and must meet their specs. It requires the meter to be pulled for installation or replacement. You are not allowed to break the seal and remove a meter.
Jack

JLMCDANIEL
Re: home surge protection
djohns wrote:

Canuck , It appears that the manufacturer is more worried about protecting the suppressor than the equipment attached to it .
If you want to insert a weak link into your protection circuit , have at it .

JL , my computer has been running trouble free on an APC ,
UPS system for years . When the power goes out , the computer never see's the interruption . I wouldn't be without one .

I agree with you. We supplied APC's with the equipment we sold and sold APC's to customers to take care of problems they were having. These UPS's take care of about 99% of the electrical surges,brown outs, and noise. I was just attempting to provide a description of their features and short falls.
Jack

djohns
Re: home surge protection
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Try changing out a surge protector that is before the breaker. Surge protectors are usually installed to protect a particular piece of equipment therefore must be in the circuit for that device. Whole house surge protection is usually installed by the electric company and must meet their specs. It requires the meter to be pulled for installation or replacement. You are not allowed to break the seal and remove a meter.
Jack

This could go on forever , so I'll make this my last post on the matter . JL , I agree that if you are trying to protect a particular circuit or piece of equipment , connecting a suppressor to the related circuit breaker is the easiest way to do it . Since I haven't used one of those TVSS devices , I didn't realize that was what we were talking about . I thought that it was being used for whole house protection and you can understand my skepticism . Maybe I should pay better attention and ask more questions . :o

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