Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarrior99999 It works! I have the proof
I installed one on each of the two 200amp main panel boxes in my house about 5 years ago. Prior to that I had lost a lot of stuff to power surge and lightning strikes over the years. Yes I said strikes. The chimney has been rebuilt and the same sheet of roofing replaced twice. Yes, it does strike the same place twice.
This morning the house took at power surge from the power company and whole house surge protector did its job. I know protector took the brunt of it because the face blew off the front of it and it landed 4 feet away. See the picture attached. Off to Depot to get another one today!
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Viking65 Economical protection
The whole house surge protector was easy to install if you have at least intermediate level electrical knowledge.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zap0007 Great product
PLEASE BE SAFE - if you don't have the experience or are not sure, have a professional do it for you. It is not that hard to install - but you must do it safely.
1. Have all the stuff you need on hand (tools, 2 20 amp CB, and the surge protector)
2. Make sure you have two free spaces in your CB panel
3. Turn off power at the incoming power at the meter CB
4. Remove CB cover
4. Attach the surge protector to the CB box
5. Install the two CB (one on each leg) make sure they are installed correctly
6. Black wires go the CB one each - White wire to neutral - Green wire to ground (make sure you have a tight connection)
7. Re-install the CB cover
8. Turn on power at the meter
9. Make sure you have two green lights on the surge protector
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Nice extra protection
I wanted one of these because of the amount of expensive electronics in appliances these days. This comes with a $5000 protection guarantee, so it will even cover expensive appliances like a refrigerator and stove. It also has LEDs to tell you that it is still operating.
The installation was pretty easy. I opted to mount it directly into the box, but my box is drywalled in so it didn't quite fit flush with the drywall, but close enough.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandymanBill Leviton 51110-SRG Excellent Value Surge Protector
Although I am not a certified electrician, I have wired several new homes in accordance with the NEC code. They were inspected and approved by the electrical inspector. Therefore, I was confident in installing this unit in accordance with the installation instructions. Anyone with some electrical wiring experience, especially in breaker panels should be able to install. Otherwise, hire an electrician.
Be advised that the warranty is not valid unless installed by a professional electrician. I was willing to take this risk.
In this age of appliances with electronic controls and microprocessors, everyone should have a whole house voltage surge protector. The cost is a fraction of a service call to repair a damaged control.
I looked for value - price, performance and ease of installation. This Leviton 51110-SRG has a rating of 3400 Joules (a Joule rating value is how much energy the surge protector can absorb or dissipate before it fails). 3400 is a good level of protection. Also the response time, although not listed is short, but may not be not short enough to protect computers. They are not listed in the warranty. You may need extra protection for computers.
I purchased the surge protector from my local Home Depot.
It was easy to install with the installation instructions provided. First thing was to turn off the main breaker to my 200 amp breaker panel. Then the breaker panel cover was removed. There are options on how to mount the surge protector. I elected to install directly to the breaker panel by punching out a perforated knock-out hole adjacent to where the unit would be attached. The outer plastic flush cover was removed. The connector at the base of the surge protector has four wires (2-black, 1- white and 1-green. They all pass through the knock-out hole and the unit is secured to the panel with a connector nut provided.
The black wires (power) must be attached to two new dedicated 110 v breakers (one wire per breaker- I used 20 amp breakers, the max specified by Leviton). and pushed them into the legs of the breaker panel. The breakers must be positioned side-by-side to protect both legs of the 110/220 V system. Since I installed the surge protector adjacent to the breakers, I was able to cut off a considerable length of the black wires as recommended by Leviton before stripping and attaching. I left the green wire (ground) and white wire (neutral) long enough to reach and be attached to the neutral and grounding bars. The wires come 18 inches in length (the shorter the power wires can be cut,, the better the protection).
The breaker panel cover is then screwed in place and the main breaker turned on. The new dedicated breakers are turned on. At this time the two lights on the surge protector panel will light-up showing you have protection.
The whole job took about 30 minutes.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SKOSHI vERY gOOD pRODUCT
I BOUGHT THIS FOR PROTECTION OF MY HOME. EASY TO INSTALL. I AM NO ELECTRICIAN BUT I HAVE INSTALLED CIRCUT BREAKERS AND RUN MANY HUNDREDS OF FEET OF WIRE INSTALLED MANY LIGHT SWITCHES AND RECEPTICALS. AM NOT AFRAID TO GET IN THE BOX AND INSTALL NEW BRAKERS. LOOK THREE TIMES BEFORE YOU TOUCH AND YOU SHOULD BE OK IF YOU HAVE A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICY. SO FAR SO GOOD. BOUGHT THIS ON SALE FOR $25.00.
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Replaced surge unit
All was not as expected. The unit does not have the connector to the panel at the same offset as the holes in the panel. I had to use knockouts to move the hole closer to the front on the panel on the circuit panel.. It is now in place.
March 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Good primary protection
Great price. I've had a unit similar to this take a near-direct lightning hit. It destroyed the supressor but did not damage any equipment. This unit has a HONEST warranty. Don't be fooled by the warranty claims. Leviton will cover your equipment up to $5000. Other manufacturers (ie cutler-hammer etc.) offer higher warranties but they only cover costs up and above what your home-owners insurance will cover. CH may never have to pay any claim and your insurance premium will probably go up. If you have a quality product, you should stand behind it, not behind the insurance company.
October 28, 2012