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Square D QO Surgebreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2 Load Center Spaces
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Square D

QO Surgebreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2 Load Center Spaces

  • Provides protection against electrical surges in your home
  • Useful in locations with many or major appliances
  • Easy to install and gives a peace of mind in unexpected events
$50.06 /each

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The QO Surgebreaker Surge Protective Device is designed as a quick plug-on unit for use in QO load centers and CSED devices. The SPD requires two 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.

  • Provides secondary surge protection to circuits and receptacles throughout your home
  • Includes an LED indicator
  • Can be used in service entrance locations, CSEDs and QO load centers
  • Plug-on installation requires two spaces
  • CSA and UL 1449 3rd edition listed
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will this surge protector fit in a 200 amp GE box

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September 18, 2015
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No, but you can get one at Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Whole-Home-Surge-Protection-Unit-Panel-Mount-THQLSURGE/100143165
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September 15, 2015
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No. Square D manufactures surge breakers only for their QO and Homeline product lines. Check with an electrical retailer or distributor for products designed yo fit your specific GE electrical panel.
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December 30, 2014
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No, just Square D boxes
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July 20, 2014
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No. The bus is different.
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Can I extend the neutral wire on the surgebreaker?

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May 30, 2014
Only open space is at the bottom of the box, Neutral bar is at the top of the box. Can I add same gauge wire to the white surgebreaker to make it longer?
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No. Increasing the length of the white wire reduces the level of protection.
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December 30, 2014
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Move all the other breakers down to free up space at the top of the box. The device is designed to be located ahead of the other devices in the box so that it protects them from surges coming from the outside feed.
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South Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Yes, you can. But you get the most protection if the surge protector is as close to the main breaker as possible, and the neutral wire is as short as possible. Check if it is possible to move a pair of breakers near the main instead.
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While you can add a neutral wire, it would be much safer and per code in many areas, if you moved some breakers around.
Once that is done, you can easily and safely fasten it to the neutral bar.
The other option would be to purchase and install a longer neutral bar to replace the one you have now.
But, it would be easier simply to rearrange the breakers in the panel. It seems like a lot to do now, but Read More
While you can add a neutral wire, it would be much safer and per code in many areas, if you moved some breakers around.
Once that is done, you can easily and safely fasten it to the neutral bar.
The other option would be to purchase and install a longer neutral bar to replace the one you have now.
But, it would be easier simply to rearrange the breakers in the panel. It seems like a lot to do now, but it does make it safer now and better in the long run.
Always make sure the power is completely turned off at the main breaker first to ensure you are working safe.
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Do I need the Surge Suppressor supplied by the Untility

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September 15, 2015
I have a QO Surgebreaker in my panel. I also have a utility supplied surge suppressor on my meter
that was installed by previous owner. Do I need both ?
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You don't need both, but it doesn't hurt anything as long as they both are working. It does offer a bit more protection.
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How about from a engineer viewpoint ? Is there any reason to have two units that do the same thing within 3 feet of each other.
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September 17, 2015
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This decision would be up to the owner. Having multiple levels of surge protection, i.e., at service entrance, at panel, at subpanel, at point of use, to provide 'cascading' protection is ideal.
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Will this surge protector work if main is shut off and running on external generator

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Yes since it is the load side of the main breaker. But normal home use generators are somewhat "dirty" without the very tight regulation of normal utility grade power. With the exception of lightning strikes nearby while operating on the normal electric utility supply, It is more likely that the surge breaker could operate during standby operations than when fed from the electric utility.
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Yes. Its function depends on the panel being powered, not the source of the power. For the best protection, you want the device as close os possible to where power if being fed to the panel.
ON a side note - you really should be using a transfer switch to change between utility and generator power.
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May 26, 2015
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Ensure QO2175SB is included with generator circuits to maintain surge protection.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Needed Product for Any Home Ownwer This simple to install surge protector protects our entire home. After lightning striking our home twice, resulting in the need to replace the lawn sprinkler control box both times at a much larger expense than one of these, we found out about and bought it. Peace of mind at a low cost. Ahhh! October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QO Surgebreaker Installs in minutes, great start for surge protection. Ordered more for neighbors. Delivered in two days! September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Receipt The product was perfect, however, I wish you would have put a receipt I with the product. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QO SURGEBREAKER SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICE This device installed easily. The indicator light provides a way of knowing that the device hasn't been damaged by a surge. August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Install Came in 2 days. Simple install since I had a double breaker opening at the top where my main line came into panel. The white common wire was about 17" long and reached the bus bar at the bottom of my panel. Light remains green. Will see if it helps spot surges we get in a few rooms periodacly. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surge breaker protects major appliances Provide surge protection from electrical spikes for major appliances by installing a surge breaker in your Square D electrical panel. September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple - Peace of Mind Very easy to install. If you are comfortable installing a breaker, you can easily install this whole house surge protector. It took about 15 minutes to install. I had to move two breakers down the panel so that it could be as close to ground as possible. Given the number of computers and electronic appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, water heater, dishwasher, furnace) installing a whole house surge protector is a lot cheaper than replacing appliances or having them repaired. (Note, I still have my surge suppressor strips in place ... just in case.) May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to install A surge protector was suggested by the furnace repair guy.I contacted Wi. Public Service for information. This one meets Wi. code. It quickly snaps in and one wire to ground. Install it as the top breaker and keep the pig tail short as possible. Now my house is protected. I also use surge strips as recommended for more sensitive electrinics January 30, 2012
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