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Model # THSASURGE60

Internet # 202276200

Store SKU # 815715

Protect computers, televisions, appliances and other sensitive electronic equipment from destructive power surges by installing the GE SurgePro Surge Arrestor. This surge arrestor is best mounted at your home's service entrance and is compatible with any brand load center. With a 60,000 amps peak surge current rating, this surge arrestor provides reliable protection.

  • Protects sensitive electronic equipment from destructive power surges
  • Installs at the service entrance to any brand of load center for whole-house protection
  • Rated up to 60,000 Amp peak surge current
  • Meets UL 1449 surge protection requirements
  • 3 year limited warranty up to $25,000 on connected equipment

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Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
93.5 
Product Width (in.) 
6.75 
Details
Connection type 
Panel Mount 
Electrical Product Type 
Whole House Surge Protectors 
Joules 
2720 
Maximum Amperage (amps) 
240 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2.27 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year 

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Bill
Washington
December 23, 2011
- What is the length of the surge protector/arrestor conductors? Can they be lengthened?
- Is there a faceplate or enclosure available for the surge protector?
- How does the surge protector mount to a surface?
- What is the lowest amperage circuit breaker allowed that will still ensure full operation of the surge protector?
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July 2, 2013
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The shorter the wires and the fewer bends, the better. There is no faceplate. The device mounts directly to the circuit box through a standard 1/2 inch knockout hole with supplied jam nuts. I believe the breaker range required is 20 to 60 amps.
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February 10, 2012
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The pigtail is about 18", which should be long enough to mount the unit in a side knockout on your power panel and reach a 220v breaker. It's best not to lengthen the wires, and they should be run without any "right" angles, just smooth flowing bends. The wire is flexible stranded and tinned.
No faceplate required. The product is a finished product, ready to be mounted. The ready indicator (a green led)
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The pigtail is about 18", which should be long enough to mount the unit in a side knockout on your power panel and reach a 220v breaker. It's best not to lengthen the wires, and they should be run without any "right" angles, just smooth flowing bends. The wire is flexible stranded and tinned.
No faceplate required. The product is a finished product, ready to be mounted. The ready indicator (a green led) is visible on the front of the unit.
It mounts in a knockout on the side of your main breaker box. There are also models that mount like a 220v breaker right in your box, however, they don't have as much protection (2720 joules) as this external mount suppressor, typically about 1520 joules.
15A 240v is the minimum size breaker
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December 28, 2011
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Hi Bill,
Thank you for your question.
I did reach out to the manufacturer and here is their response to your question.
"The lead length is approximately 14”.
The unit is designed to be mounted directly to the outside of the load center via the nipple (as seen in the picture).
There is no other mounting method or enclosure for it.
Please Log into to www.geindustrial.com and in upper right google corner
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Hi Bill,
Thank you for your question.
I did reach out to the manufacturer and here is their response to your question.
"The lead length is approximately 14”.
The unit is designed to be mounted directly to the outside of the load center via the nipple (as seen in the picture).
There is no other mounting method or enclosure for it.
Please Log into to www.geindustrial.com and in upper right google corner type in thsasurge60 for more information".
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Can the unit be wired to an existing breaker or does it have to be a dedicated breaker?

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Charlestown, WV.
December 23, 2011
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Maple Valley, WA, USA
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February 22, 2012
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Per the directions, it should be wired to a dedicated breaker. From my understanding most local electrical codes do not allow bunching up on breakers.
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Albany, NY, USA
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February 10, 2012
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The directions specify a dedicated breaker. I wired mine to a 50a breaker that feeds a welder receptacle in my garage. The receptacle is unused 99.999% of the time. They probably want a dedicated breaker because if the breaker trips, you won't have any protection.
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Bill
Washington
December 29, 2011
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Everything I have read indicates a "dedicated" two pole breaker. The speed that the surge protector responds to a spike is much faster than the breakers speed to respond to overcurrent. The surge or spike should be gone when and if the breaker trips, which it is likely to do because the protector will continue to conduct after the spike and require replacement. I do not know the electrical reason for the Read More
Everything I have read indicates a "dedicated" two pole breaker. The speed that the surge protector responds to a spike is much faster than the breakers speed to respond to overcurrent. The surge or spike should be gone when and if the breaker trips, which it is likely to do because the protector will continue to conduct after the spike and require replacement. I do not know the electrical reason for the dedicated breaker other than it is unlikely that you will be unprotected because a breaker tripped. If you use a branch circuit breaker and it is switched off or trips your protection is disconnected. The idea of the surge device is to bridge the current carrying conductors to a grounded conductor. Read Less
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Does Unit require power? What are the spec's for the power if required?

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September 28, 2011
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February 10, 2012
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The unit does not use any power. It requires a breaker to connect it across the 240v main at your main breaker panel. It operates by clamping over-voltages to 600v line to ground, or 1000v line to line (240v). It is a third generation design and operates in less than 1 nanosecond.
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Washington
January 17, 2012
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The LED status indicator does consume but the amount is so small it is not worth concern. Otherwise the answer is no, the unit does not consume power. At normal voltage the unit does not conduct. As voltage rises resistance to the flow of electrons within the surge protector decreases. It is connected to both ungrounded legs of power into your panel as well as the neutral (grounded current carrying Read More
The LED status indicator does consume but the amount is so small it is not worth concern. Otherwise the answer is no, the unit does not consume power. At normal voltage the unit does not conduct. As voltage rises resistance to the flow of electrons within the surge protector decreases. It is connected to both ungrounded legs of power into your panel as well as the neutral (grounded current carrying conductor - white wire) and grounded non current carrying conductor - green (carries fault current in case of short). No current flows through the device unless voltage rises above normal. The device conducts only when voltage is above normal to route it away from other electrical devices connected to the electrical system. Read Less
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Hello Tom, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
The THSASURGE60 connects to a 2 pole 30 amp or less dedicated circuit breaker and can be mounted on the outside of any brand name load center. The actual power usage of this item is virtually nil.
I hope this helps,
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Installation instructions for GE Surge Protector Model # THSASURGE60

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August 30, 2011
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January 17, 2012
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Good product but not well represented in installation and specs. Here is some info: For single phase load center. Do not select this product if panel is greater than 400A or short circuit capacity is greater than 65,000A. You must have panel space for a 2 pole breaker. The breaker must be greater than 15A, but not more than 60A. Do not lengthen the protector's pigtail wires. Do not fold wires in tight Read More
Good product but not well represented in installation and specs. Here is some info: For single phase load center. Do not select this product if panel is greater than 400A or short circuit capacity is greater than 65,000A. You must have panel space for a 2 pole breaker. The breaker must be greater than 15A, but not more than 60A. Do not lengthen the protector's pigtail wires. Do not fold wires in tight bends. Best way: mount to side of panel through knock out hole. With breaker OFF trim and connect green and white conductors to ground & neutral bars. Connect black conductors to designated breaker. Turn breaker on and check for green LED. In case wall is finished around panel I'm including photo of install with flush mounted panel. Note: Arrestor speed is somewhat compromised if conductors make tight turns.
Specs:
H 3.5", W 2.875", D 3.25" Knockout hole for nipple 0.5"
Surge current 60,000 A
Response time < 1 nano second
Clamping voltage 600V
Protection L-N, L-G, N-G, L-L
Status indicator LED
Indoor use only
Transient energy rating 2720 joules
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If you Google GE SurgePro and go to the GE website, you can download the specs for the unit. It mounts in a spare knockout on the side of your power panel, with a pigtail (about 18") to connect it to a 240v 15a or larger (up to 50a) breaker and the ground and neutral bus. There are models available that mount in place of a breaker, however, they do not have as much capacity. 2720 joules for this unit Read More
If you Google GE SurgePro and go to the GE website, you can download the specs for the unit. It mounts in a spare knockout on the side of your power panel, with a pigtail (about 18") to connect it to a 240v 15a or larger (up to 50a) breaker and the ground and neutral bus. There are models available that mount in place of a breaker, however, they do not have as much capacity. 2720 joules for this unit against 1520 joules for the internal circuit breaker style mount. Read Less
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Hello Ed, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
To view installation instructions, see this site:
http://www.geindustrial.com/publibrary/checkout/DET-734?TNR=Brochures|DET-734|generic
I hope this helps,
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install. The product was very easy for do-it-yourself installation. The warranty for connected equipment was another attractive feature of the item. I did have to purchase the proper circuit breaker. The whole installation took less than 1/2 hour. July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy installation. Although there is no way to tell when the surge protector operates to protect the home, it is a good investment. You probably use surge protectors on your TV/Home Theater and computers, however, a lot of other items have very expensive circuit boards ($200-400 plus service call and installation), including - refrigerator, oven, microwave, washer, dryer, heater, which are not protected. (Unfortunately I found out the hard way). I knew I should have installed a whole house surge protector, but never got around to it. Don't make the same mistake. Install one now! The joule capacity (2750) of this unit makes it a top of the line product. February 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Product has great performance specifications Installation assumes the breaker panel meets current NEC specifications. The panel in my 1974 home did not and I needed to upgrade the grounding by adding a ground rod outside the house which required me to chop a hole through an 8" concrete foundation to run a conductor from the ground bus to the ground rod. Given the number of wires in my panel and the upgraded grounding system, it took me about 2 days to install the unit. ...but I consider it worthwhile since we have been hit by lightning 3 times in ~40 years. December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for older panel Exactly as described. Easy install. Need to buy a double breaker (60 A to get max protection), pop the cover and install breaker like you would a 220V line connecting in the surge arrestor. If you have a supported panel, you can buy a device that is built into the double breaker, but I have an older panel and needed the two-part solution. It hasn't tripped yet so I can speak to the effectiveness. August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent protection, easy installation, light says it is working. After considering a number of whole house surge protectors, including comparing specs and info published by the manufacturers listed both on this site and elsewhere, I found this to be the best choice. Install it using a 60 amp 2-pole circuit breaker and it provides a lot of protection. The way this is designed allows for easy installation and the light tells you that it is working. July 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Worth the money Of course you won't know if it really works until it saves your electrical equipment from a surge. If it doesn't then you may have grounds (excuse the pun) for a claim per the guarantee from GE. I looked critically at a number of devices before selecting this one. It meets all the specs and comes from a known reliable source. January 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whole house surge suppressor The unit arrive two days after order which was great. It installs easily. As far as how it preforms we will see over time. I am still using secondary surge sppression units at the TV's and computers. Hopefully this combination will prevent electrical damage to my electronics. September 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install Hopefully, this surge protector will handle any power surges that may occur during a thunder storm. June 4, 2013
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