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House Surge Protection

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Summary: This article explains what surge devices are available and how they can help protect your home with Home Surge Protection Methods on the Primary Electrical Service.



Primary Surge Protection for Your Home


Home Surge Protection

Primary surge protection units should be located as close as possible to the branch circuit breaker panel.

Connection lead length between the TVSS device and circuit breaker box should be minimal for best protection.

The location should also permit good visibility of the TVSS device’s diagnostic lights.



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Leviton's Panel Mounted TVSS devices have been designed to protect homes and small commercial establishments from high voltage transients.


The standard J-Box metal enclosure with pre punched standard size knockouts simplifies flush mounting in typical frame construction environments, and provides convenient connection means to existing branch panels.

wiring-diagram-surge-protector Some of the features are:

Meets UL 1449.

IEEE C62.4 l-1 991 category A&B combination wave
suppression.

Solid-state semiconductor TVSS circuitry for each
phase.

Each phase independently fused.

Green LED diagnostic indicator for each phase.

Standard J-Box metal enclosure.

Pre punched standard knockouts.

Interior plastic circuit enclosure for added safety.

Flush mounting enclosure.

INSTALLATION OF THESE TVSS DEVICES IN A BRANCH CIRCUIT MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.

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