Model # HOM2175SB

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Square D Homeline SurgeBreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2 Load Center Spaces
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Homeline SurgeBreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2 Load Center Spaces

$60.98 /each

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The Homeline Surge breaker Surge Protective Device is designed as a quick plug-on unit for use in Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The SPD requires 2 pole spaces. This unit has 22,500 Amp Maximum Surge Capacity and has a 150 VAC line-to-ground maximum providing protection from electrical surges.

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does this product protect the whole circuit panel?

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July 21, 2015
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Yes it's designed that way. It's supposed to send the high voltage to ground/neutral instead of through the rest of the circuits.
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Yes, and any sub panel if you have one.
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Yes, this surge breaker is designed to protect your home's electrical system. The amount of protection is produces against surges from lightning strikes and power company surges is listed in the specs (the more joules, the better the protection). This device requires 2 consecutive 1" spaces in your Homeline load center. It connects to each of the two poles(bus bars) to protect both legs of the electrical Read More
Yes, this surge breaker is designed to protect your home's electrical system. The amount of protection is produces against surges from lightning strikes and power company surges is listed in the specs (the more joules, the better the protection). This device requires 2 consecutive 1" spaces in your Homeline load center. It connects to each of the two poles(bus bars) to protect both legs of the electrical system. Read Less
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DOES THIS ITEM PROTECT THE WHOLE HOUSE PANEL FROM SURGES?

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Yes, that's how it's designed. It sends the high voltage to ground/neutral.
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Technically speaking, it doesn't protect the panel (load center). It's suppose to protect electrical loads, such as appliances, electronics, ect.
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June 4, 2014
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The HOM2175SB Surge Protective Device (SPD) is UL Listed as a Type 2 SPD. It fits all Square D® brand Homeline load centers and is designed for surge suppression of single-phase, three-wire, 120/240 Vac, 50/60 Hz electrical services and appliances.
NOTE: This device is not suitable for installation on 120 Vac single-phase, two wire systems.
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The HOM2175SB Surge Protective Device (SPD) is UL Listed as a Type 2 SPD. It fits all Square D® brand Homeline load centers and is designed for surge suppression of single-phase, three-wire, 120/240 Vac, 50/60 Hz electrical services and appliances.
NOTE: This device is not suitable for installation on 120 Vac single-phase, two wire systems.
This SPD will provide surge suppression for most secondary distribution wiring, but may not suppress surges for solid state or electronic equipment from all lightning induced or other large power surges.
NOTE: Use on solidly grounded systems
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Can I install one on each side on a 120/240 volt panel?

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Can I install one on each side right after the main breaker in order to increase protection?
In that case the power would be passing trough both before reaching the rest of the breakers.
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This protects both phases. I don't know that adding two will increase protection. It likely would just be a waste of money and spots in your panel. The way this works is, if it detects a high enough voltage it sends the current to ground. Electricity will follow path of least resistance. So, a direct link to ground will be far less resistance than following the rest of your wiring. Adding another isn't Read More
This protects both phases. I don't know that adding two will increase protection. It likely would just be a waste of money and spots in your panel. The way this works is, if it detects a high enough voltage it sends the current to ground. Electricity will follow path of least resistance. So, a direct link to ground will be far less resistance than following the rest of your wiring. Adding another isn't going to protect certain circuits more.
It also doesn't matter where on the bus you install this. You'll get the same protection regardless. Read Less
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October 9, 2015
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One HOM2175SB mounted as close to the incoming of existing Homeline load center is sufficient to protect the downstream branch circuit breakers in that load center; using two will not increase overall surge current level. Using point-of-use surge devices are also suggested, to provide 'cascading' protection.
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Joules rating

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What is the Joules rating? You indicated it protects most of the electrical system but not all solid state equipment. What joules rating do you recommend for solid state equipment?
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Joules rating is not the first thing you should look at for surge protectors. More importantly you should look at peak current rating and let though voltage. This one has a peak current rating of 22.5 thousand amps, and a let though voltage of 700v L-N and 1500v L-L. The higher the peak current rating and the lower the let though voltage the better. This type of surge protector will protect your Read More
Joules rating is not the first thing you should look at for surge protectors. More importantly you should look at peak current rating and let though voltage. This one has a peak current rating of 22.5 thousand amps, and a let though voltage of 700v L-N and 1500v L-L. The higher the peak current rating and the lower the let though voltage the better. This type of surge protector will protect your appliances and make it easier for the plug-in/outlet surge protectors to do their job protecting your more sensitive electronics.
Think of it this way in the event of a car wreck, I want both airbags and seat belts.
BTW I like APC Model # P11VT3 as my plug-in surge protector.
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The web site states 930 joules, but my spec sheet that came with the surge protector states 900 joules. So far, so good. But there's no way to tell if a surge protector has worked...you can only know when it doesn't!
Home Depot also has a Leviton whole house surge protector (Model # R00-51110-SRG) on its web site that specs out at 3400 joules. I've also seen Belkin component surge protectors that plug Read More
The web site states 930 joules, but my spec sheet that came with the surge protector states 900 joules. So far, so good. But there's no way to tell if a surge protector has worked...you can only know when it doesn't!
Home Depot also has a Leviton whole house surge protector (Model # R00-51110-SRG) on its web site that specs out at 3400 joules. I've also seen Belkin component surge protectors that plug into the wall for electronic equipment. They range from 640 joules to over 3000 joules. Good luck! Read Less
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Homeline SurgeBreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2 Load Center Spaces is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is design to divert a power surge, this is similar to the equipment [carbons] that t... This product is design to divert a power surge, this is similar to the equipment [carbons] that telephone companies use in their interfaces and inside terminals. Other companies also use similar equipment to divert power surges in their equipment. It is another layer of protection that is not able to be judge until it is needed and if you do not have it already it is too late.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surge breakers are one of the best ways to provide a good level of surge protection to the electr... Surge breakers are one of the best ways to provide a good level of surge protection to the electronics in a modern house. Unlike the older hard wired surge suppressors that when they took a surge could not be safely disabled. The breaker style is easy to remove and replace. Additionally they have a green light that indicates they are still providing protection.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best product easy to install, I need it for hole house protection. good value. No need extra breaker.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from square d surge protector Great product whole house protection eassst to install good price
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast shipping, faster than promised at purchase time This is highly recommended for old and new panels.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Company stands behind it!! We had a major lightening storm this past week. From what I can tell, there was a ground strike between my house and my neighbor's. I have 2 Homebreaker Surge Protectors on my house (one on each panel) and she had none. I incurred damage to my AC zone panel and a circuit panel to my residential elevator. She lost about every outlet in her house, major appliances, TVs, and more. My repair bills totaled over $1300, but the company is reimbursing me for every penny I spent. My neighbor is out considerably more and must go through the long and tedious process of dealing with her homeowner's insurance company. My damage could have been MUCH worse, but I believe the units did their job and took most of the hit. The warranty on them is for 3 years, and I will happily spend the money to replace them and keep my peace of mind. Keep your receipts and any installation bills- I did, and am soooo grateful.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product easy install Great product installed in minutes. Cheap way to protect your household appliances!!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install Provided customer with whole house surge protection for under $150 including installation and travel, great value.
Date published: 2016-03-08
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