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Model CHSPT2ULTRA-1

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Whole House Surge Protector

$118.00 /each
  • Protects electronics from damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Visible LED indication displays protective status of device
  • Mike Holmes approved surge protection for your entire home

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Eaton's CHSPT2ULTRA is a surge protector device that provides superior protection for your sensitive electronics and appliances in your home from voltage surges caused by various sources. The most common causes are lightning, utility grid switching, other users on the power line, and internal surges from air conditioner and power tools. Apply surge where service enters the home. CHSPT2ULTRA is safe, reliable, and tested to the highest industry standard.

  • Installation is simple, type 2 surge products are permanently connected devices that are installed on the load side of the service entrance over current protective device
  • CHSPT2ULTRA is best in class with 20kA nominal discharge current, nominal discharge current is the current that the device can withstand for 15 impulses
  • CHSPT2ULTRA is best in class with 108kA surge current capacity per phase rating, surge current capacity is the maximum amount of surge current the device can shunt to ground during a surge event on one phase
  • CHSPT2ULTRA provides AC power protection
  • CHSPT2ULTRA has LED status indication that lets you know the product is working
  • CHSPT2ULTRA is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications when properly installed
  • CHSPT2 family of products require a dedicated 2 pole 50 Amp thermal magnetic breaker
  • Single phase 120/240 VAC rated line voltage 60 Hz
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My main breaker box is full, but I have space in the subpanel. Can I install the Type 2 surge protector in the subpanel?

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This answer will likely help someone else with the same problem. Many breaker manufacturers make "quad" breakers in many configurations. Eg. 15/30....15/40....20/30....20/40....20/50 etc. So if your panel looks full. Look for 2 smaller loads like 2-20 amp receptacle circuits and get the quad breaker(essentially 2 twin breakers stacked onto each other). And there you go 2 fewer spaces in most full panels. Read More
This answer will likely help someone else with the same problem. Many breaker manufacturers make "quad" breakers in many configurations. Eg. 15/30....15/40....20/30....20/40....20/50 etc. So if your panel looks full. Look for 2 smaller loads like 2-20 amp receptacle circuits and get the quad breaker(essentially 2 twin breakers stacked onto each other). And there you go 2 fewer spaces in most full panels. Never double lug your breakers. If you have no option but to double up 2 small light loads, then wire nut them together and pigtail them onto a breaker. Read Less
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Not recommended, but legal. Better to move some of the loads to the subpanel, if practical. Sometimes full sized breakers can be changed out for "twin" breakers to make more space in the panel. lastly, you could "double up" the surge protector with another load, but the code does not allow putting two wires in one screw terminal (unless terminal is specifically rated to do so). This means that to "double Read More
Not recommended, but legal. Better to move some of the loads to the subpanel, if practical. Sometimes full sized breakers can be changed out for "twin" breakers to make more space in the panel. lastly, you could "double up" the surge protector with another load, but the code does not allow putting two wires in one screw terminal (unless terminal is specifically rated to do so). This means that to "double up" would require joining the load wire, surge protector wire, and a wire from the breaker with a wirenut. That is not a good practice for maximum surge protection. Read Less
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February 17, 2016
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Not a good idea. You should be installing this on the breaker closest to the mains connection, and where the path to ground is shortest. If you put this on a subpanel, neither is true.
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January 1, 2016
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it does not go inside the panel , if you want the best protection you should have it installed in the main.
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It will not protect as well and exposes the main panel to hi voltage surges for a longer duration. I would double up on a 15/20 breaker nearest the main breaker for incoming power. This unit does not carry or draw any current and has its own internal over current protection per UL 1449 3rd ed. To get maximum protection a 50 amp 2 pole breaker is recommended....
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October 2, 2015
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Yes but google for very helpful instruction or on u tube
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September 21, 2015
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I see that you asked this question a while back, your best bet is to move two non major appliance loads from the main panel to the subpanel in order to make room for the surge protector, ideally you want the surge suppressor as close to incoming power source as possible, If you install the surge protector in the sub panel you run the risk of surges damaging the loads ahead of the protection, Like I said Read More
I see that you asked this question a while back, your best bet is to move two non major appliance loads from the main panel to the subpanel in order to make room for the surge protector, ideally you want the surge suppressor as close to incoming power source as possible, If you install the surge protector in the sub panel you run the risk of surges damaging the loads ahead of the protection, Like I said before the closer to the source the better.
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Does this provide protection from surges generated by appliances with the house (for example refrigerator compressor cycling)?

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Looking to use this against the long-term impact of small surges within the house (i.e. death by a thousand paper cuts).
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This type device, Whole House Surge Protection, is designed for the most serious and damaging events, that are caused by lightning striking the utility company wiring outside of your house. Surges caused inside the house will be reduced some by this device, based on how close to the main panel vs. the item being protected is to the source of the surge. Generally this will not be adequate. The second most Read More
This type device, Whole House Surge Protection, is designed for the most serious and damaging events, that are caused by lightning striking the utility company wiring outside of your house. Surges caused inside the house will be reduced some by this device, based on how close to the main panel vs. the item being protected is to the source of the surge. Generally this will not be adequate. The second most serious and damaging event is from lightning striking very close to your house. The quick surge of high current in the lightning produces a very strong magnetic pulse that induces a strong electrical surge in the house wiring. The best protection is a whole house surge protection at the electrical panel, and outlet surge protection for your more expensive electronics. Read Less
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It protects all devices for incoming surged form outside the Home thru the main beaker. There can be transient voltage spikes within a Home for other sources such a a short circuit, etc on the same line coming from the main panel.
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Yes , dependent on your installation location (check u tube videos)
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Not necessarily. It depends on how long the surge (voltage spike) has to travel to get to the other appliance. If something is on the same circuit, the surge will probably get to it before it gets to the surge protector. Other than something suddenly burning out within your home, ordinary surges internal to your home (such as a compressor start) are not likely to be any problem for anything else in your Read More
Not necessarily. It depends on how long the surge (voltage spike) has to travel to get to the other appliance. If something is on the same circuit, the surge will probably get to it before it gets to the surge protector. Other than something suddenly burning out within your home, ordinary surges internal to your home (such as a compressor start) are not likely to be any problem for anything else in your home. Read Less
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August 30, 2015
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Yes, this product protects from internal surges as well as external.
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No room in box for new breaker

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August 22, 2015
I've installed these before where the wires attach to an existing double pole breaker. The instructions for this item specifically state to use an unused breaker. What is the problem using an existing breaker?
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This answer will likely help someone else with the same problem. Many breaker manufacturers make "quad" breakers in many configurations. Eg. 15/30....15/40....20/30....20/40....20/50 etc. So if your panel looks full. Look for 2 smaller loads like 2-20 amp receptacle circuits and get the quad breaker(essentially 2 twin breakers stacked onto each other). And there you go 2 fewer spaces in most full panels. Read More
This answer will likely help someone else with the same problem. Many breaker manufacturers make "quad" breakers in many configurations. Eg. 15/30....15/40....20/30....20/40....20/50 etc. So if your panel looks full. Look for 2 smaller loads like 2-20 amp receptacle circuits and get the quad breaker(essentially 2 twin breakers stacked onto each other). And there you go 2 fewer spaces in most full panels. Never double lug your breakers. If you have no option but to double up 2 small light loads, then wire nut them together and pigtail them onto a breaker. Read Less
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You could double it up on (2) 15/20 amp breakers. It carries no current under normal circumstances,To get maximum protection from the Ultra Unit it should be connected to the service panel with a 50 amp 2 pole breaker for the particular panel brand. The best placement would be closest to the incoming current , nearest the main breaker. This and all surge suppression dumps High Voltage (tension) above 300 Read More
You could double it up on (2) 15/20 amp breakers. It carries no current under normal circumstances,To get maximum protection from the Ultra Unit it should be connected to the service panel with a 50 amp 2 pole breaker for the particular panel brand. The best placement would be closest to the incoming current , nearest the main breaker. This and all surge suppression dumps High Voltage (tension) above 300 volts into the panels grounding system using MOV . This unit has mutable matched MOV instead of one larger unit that are prone to failure. Because MOV heat up when worn out, there is internal over-current protection per UL 1449. See Wikipedia Read Less
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the problem is that it may be against your local code, check u tube it shows connecting to the top 50 amp split breaker.
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It won't protect the circuit that is on that breaker.
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Most standard breakers are not rated for more than one wire, it is against National Electric Code to double up on a breaker. On some breakers, like Square D Home Line breakers it is allowed, it will specifically tell you how many wires and what size they can be, written on the breaker itself, otherwise one wire on one lug. Good luck.
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What comes in the box?

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What is the contents of the product box? Does it come with the necessary cable lines and breaker? Thanks.
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Are the pigtail wires copper or aluminum?
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The unit with 4 pig tail lines about 12 inches long and a 1/2 knock out nut to attach to main breaker box. Most will be 1/2 away from wall and a 1/2 piece of wood will fit behind the unit to help secure it to the wall.
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the surge protector and the attachment nut
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The box has instructions and the surge protector with approximately 1 foot (4 wires) and includes the lock nut on the threaded adapter to install into a 1/2" knockout. You need to supply your own 50 AMP breaker for the connection of the red and black wires.
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August 19, 2015
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No, this product does not come with cable lines and breaker.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EXCELLENT PRODUCT This unit was installed on a 200 amp circuit breaker which is next to the meter and feeds the breaker panel for the home. I liked the fact that it has a separate (4th) ground wire in addition to the 2 hot leads and the white. The installation was easy and the ground wire was hooked to the main ground, white to load white, red to load black and black to load black on the 200 amp breaker. Used a T-Handle 3/8" Hex wrench. HD has it for $7.83 - Store Sku # 1000504737 Internet # 203195195 August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Only ONE BIG issue The unit does not come with breakers and the instructions say to use two(2) 50 amp breakers. Unit comes wired with 20 amp wire that will not work with 50 amp breakers. Ended up calling an electrician who was also very puzzled by the instructions. Installed the unit with 20 amp breakers to match the wire. Said it would be an improper installation to use 50 amp breakers with 20 amp wire and could cause problems down the road. He recommended Kabar system - a bit more pricey - if/when this unit fails. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good product, worked as designed I had one of these installed 2 years ago when I bought a generator. Then in November of 2014, some power lines nearby came down and caused a power surge through our housing plan. I saw 7 furnace contractors on our street that day. We had several neighbors that lost ALL their kitchen appliances as well as other electronics. My house came through relatively unscathed; the surge protector blew out as designed (see picture) and we lost 2 other surge protectors inside the house. Without all of those in place I'm sure we would have sustained major damage. Multi-tiered surge protection is recommended and in our case saved us a lot of money. I will never be without one again. April 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This works great and will save you $$$$$$$$$ I have 3 Cabins in Bryson City N.C. 2 I rent and I live in the 3rd one, I put this in my cabin and next will put it in the other 2 , this should be CODE. October 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eaton Whole House Surge Protector This is one of those things that you don't know whether it helped you out or not. If we have a lightning storm and everything in the house keeps working, then I'll assume this protector is doing its job and was worth the cost. The electrician installed it quickly and with no problems. I'm glad we bought it and have it installed. July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by quality product Don't be tempted to go cheap when protecting your electronics. A surge suppresser that plugs into a wall outlet is not big enough to stop transient spikes. With this one device your whole house is protected. Make sure you purchase the Ultra series. The micro and the max may not have the ampacity to stop a full blown power surge. I would also recommend installing a high end "monster" surge suppressor at your electronics to protect your equipment from any current that gets past the surge trap during a full blown power surge. I've experienced 2 transient spikes in the last 3 years due to bad weather. The first one destroyed my high end surge suppressors and all of my electronics. The second one destroyed my high end surge suppressors but not my electronics. Each of my high end surge suppressors cost more that I paid for this device. April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install Easy to install due to good instructions, start to finish in less than an hour. It gives me peace of mind knowing I am protected against power spikes. June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The best you can buy. This review can explain more than I ever could. http://www.stevejenkins.com/blog/2014/10/whats-the-best-whole-house-surge-protection/ I also bought the coax Eaton since my PC has been struck 2 times through the cable, frying 2 routers, the onboard NIC, and then all the PCI slots. It is advisable to use one of these along with a type 1 if your power company allows it. Do not rely on the cheap APC and other brand ones since they will not do the job and APC will "forget you, my friend" on the warranty if you fail to mail in the registration card within 10 days. Do not simply file online like it says you can do on the card. It only protects the protector and not the equipment connected to it. You should also be plugging them into 3 prong grounded outlets. That will require more expense to rewire or there is a cheaper way which the electrician told me, but it's not really grounded since it is not rewiring the outlet by going through the roof and such. Installation only took 10 minutes for both. I bought both of these here with my business card which gives me full rewards at home improvement and office supply stores. The only complaint I had is they did not ship together despite shipping from the same dang warehouse and ordering both at the same time. April 21, 2016
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