Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis 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 KeithJM 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 2manyinterests2 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 dyi1968 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 Steve99 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 All 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 pilot 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Appears to be the one that could work.
Recieved product wihtin a couple days.
Instructions very clear. Easy to install.
Haven't had any bad weather or surges. Can't tell if it works yet. Hoping it does! I have confidents it does.Last lighting strike cost me $1150.
April 3, 2012