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Eaton

Whole House Surge Protector

  • Protects electronics from damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Visible LED indication displays protective status of device
  • Mike Holmes approved surge protection for your entire home
$ 111 54
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Product Overview

  • Protects electronics from damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Visible LED indication displays protective status of device
  • Mike Holmes approved surge protection for your entire home
Our homes are filled with sensitive electronics. These devices are easily damaged by common power surges in your electrical, telephone and cable lines. It only takes a lightning storm near your home to create a high-energy electrical surge that can enter your house and destroy your appliances, TVs, stereo equipment and almost all other modern electrical products. The Eaton surge products are designed to provide protection at the point of entrance to the home. Protection at this location can reduce surges entering the home to an acceptable level for your home electronics and appliances.
  • Does not protect against direct lighting strikes
  • Externally mounted making it universal - compatible with any manufacturer's load center
  • Product should be connected on the load side of the load center main service disconnect through a dedicated circuit breaker
  • Product is recommended to use a 2-pole 50 Amp circuit breaker, sold separately
  • Eaton's complete home surge protection type 2 devices (CHSPT2 Series) protect your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Provide premium surge protection for AC power and cable at the point of entrance to the home
  • CHSPT2 family of products require a dedicated 2-pole 50 Amp thermal magnetic breaker
  • Externally mounted making it universal - compatible with any manufacturer's load center or breaker box



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Product Overview

  • Protects electronics from damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Visible LED indication displays protective status of device
  • Mike Holmes approved surge protection for your entire home
Model #: CHSPT2ULTRA-1
Internet #: 204761136

Our homes are filled with sensitive electronics. These devices are easily damaged by common power surges in your electrical, telephone and cable lines. It only takes a lightning storm near your home to create a high-energy electrical surge that can enter your house and destroy your appliances, TVs, stereo equipment and almost all other modern electrical products. The Eaton surge products are designed to provide protection at the point of entrance to the home. Protection at this location can reduce surges entering the home to an acceptable level for your home electronics and appliances.

  • Does not protect against direct lighting strikes
  • Externally mounted making it universal - compatible with any manufacturer's load center
  • Product should be connected on the load side of the load center main service disconnect through a dedicated circuit breaker
  • Product is recommended to use a 2-pole 50 Amp circuit breaker, sold separately
  • Eaton's complete home surge protection type 2 devices (CHSPT2 Series) protect your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges
  • Provide premium surge protection for AC power and cable at the point of entrance to the home
  • CHSPT2 family of products require a dedicated 2-pole 50 Amp thermal magnetic breaker
  • Externally mounted making it universal - compatible with any manufacturer's load center or breaker box



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
7.0
Product Width (in.)
5.0

Details

Connection type
Panel Mount
Electrical Product Type
Whole House Surge Protectors
Joules
2820
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.03lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited Product Warranty and the industrys best Connected Equipment Warranty per the product warranty policy.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
7.0
Product Width (in.)
5.0

Details

Connection type
Panel Mount
Electrical Product Type
Whole House Surge Protectors
Joules
2820
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.03lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited Product Warranty and the industrys best Connected Equipment Warranty per the product warranty policy.

Questions & Answers

What is the best location for its breaker

Asked by: Dan
It is best to tie to a breaker in the top of the panel if the panel is fed from the top. Tie to a breaker in the bottom if the panel is fed from the bottom. This protects all of the circuits from incoming surges.
Answered by: WolfSpirit
Date published: 2019-06-26

I’m not a handy person, so bare with me if I’m asking a stupid question or if I phrase it incorrectly.

I currently live in a house that doesn’t provide enough voltage to all of my appliances. For example, if I have my ac running at the same time as my vaccuum and hair dryer the power goes out. Will this help?
Asked by: Girl
No. This device protects your home from power surges to your home from line sources beyond your control. I believe you are tripping the breaker of the circuit you are plugging your vaccumm into. This means that you are drawing more amps than the breaker is rated for, more than likely 15 or 20 amps.( its written on the breaker you have to reset). You may have a faulty appliance or breaker, but chances are your AC and other devices on the circuit are drawing close to the rated amps and your vac's draw trips the breaker. Try plugging the vac into another outlet that is on another circuit, hopefully it's breaker will NOT trip. You could check the draw of your AC, but that takes a little know how and an inductive meter (it should be marked on the unit). I know it may not be possible, but AC's should be on a dedicated circuit...all by itself.Note: typical AC's 5K to 20k BTU's can draw 8 to 15 amps or more) Try to determine what devices are on which circuits and mark the panel as such. Spread the loads out if possible. Good Luck.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-11

My main breaker box is full, but I have space in the subpanel. Can I install the Type 2 surge protector in the subpanel?

Asked by: DIYdrummer
I offer the following . . . . 1. Because electricity moves at 186,000 miles per second and most breakers in a box are within 24 inches of each other, even if the MOVs or other surge protection devices react within nano-seconds . . . . Yeah, you get the idea! (11.6 billion inches per second) So, in two nanoseconds or two billionths of a second, the spike and rush current can travel the entire length of the electrical panel. Really! 2. All of the single phase legs are in parallel within inches of each other, as well as the 240 volt connections, and the intervening electrical buss resistance is extremely small, and surge currents can be huge, so I suppose mounting the protector closest to the Mains input would make a little sense. However, that only makes a difference if you are only protecting against surge sources from outside of your house! What if you are trying to protect against internal sources, such as air conditioner compressor spikes; then logic would suggest you mount the device as close as possible to the source. 3. This device's surge rating is just over 2,800 joules and a large surge will exceed that energy level and burn out the device, at which time it needs to be replaced. BTW, I have surge protector strips rated at almost twice this (4300 joules), just to protect my home audio/video equipment. I believe in the distributed protection scheme which places surge protection strips on all solid state equipment (including devices with digital control panels, such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, freezers, toaster ovens, toasters, floor fans, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and dryers and most modern appliances), and at all surge source sites that employ motors or compressors whose huge inductive kick produces large voltage spikes. Devices such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioner, and large fans all produce spikes when turning on and off. I have over a dozen protection units throughout my house (2,000-4,000 joules each). Considering an even distribution across the two power legs, I have an average of roughly 15,000 joules across each leg. Plus, I don't have all of my eggs in one basket! Also, remember that the surge protectors are all in parallel, so they help protect each other by sharing the excess energy of the voltage spikes, thereby prolonging the life of all of them, very important. At $30 a pop, it is indeed cheap insurance, considering a new major appliance cost $500-$800 dollars. Adding one of these whole house devices to the main power panel would add to that, especially for outside sourced surges.
Answered by: Wiseguy
Date published: 2019-01-30

does installing this on one side of the panel box also protect circuits on the other side of the panel?

does installing this on one side of the panel box also protect circuits on the other side of the panel?
Asked by: Anonymous
To correctly install this breaker is must be hooked p to a double breaker which means that the breaker attached to both hot strips in the breaker panel. Just like any other 240 volt breaker you might have in your panel such a maybe a dryer breaker oven etc. It covers both 120 volt and 240 volt lines in the panel installed.
Answered by: lardog
Date published: 2018-08-27
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Customer Reviews

Whole House Surge Protector is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 107.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has been installed about 2 weeks now. I have 2 green lights so everything must be working fin... It has been installed about 2 weeks now. I have 2 green lights so everything must be working fine. When the thunderstorms roll in this summer, hoping it will do its job. Installation was the biggest headache for me because this SP is replacing a 19 yr old previous model. In new construction, the old SP was mounted before the Stucco was applied to the house.. This left the old one encased with about 1/2 of stucco. The old vrs the Eaton is different physical sizes so I had to chisel out the stucco before I could install the new one. Second problem was when I was mounting the 50amp breaker, I had to move other CB's around so that the wires would be long enough to connect to the breaker. This Square D panel has all the earth ground and neutral grounding connections at the top of the panel, (power is supplied underground and ran inside the power panel to be connected at the top) so had no choice and extended the green & white wires to fit. :-(.
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value This surge suppressor is a very good, high spec unit rated at 2800+ joules and 108 kilavolt/amp max surge.using a 50 amp breaker , but it will work with any service panel, and I used it in a Sq D QO 200 amp 40 space panel. It is about the best value for spec out there. The only gripe is that they used 14 gauge stranded aluminum wire for the units pig tale to hook up. This unit is not cheap, they could have spent $ .50 more on copper wire!!!. Stranded aluminum wire needs a sold compression type fitting to attach the wires to the neutral /ground buss bar and the breaker lugs. because they are so much larger than the wire. I improvised and used 14 gauge round butt spice connectors to attach the pig tales properly, because the stranded aluminum wire will mash out under proper tightening. Do not worry about the wire size for the 50 amp breaker , the 14 gauge wire does not carry any load and is internally protected under UL rules. Eaton should have used cooper wire or provided proper connectors to attach...
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Licensed electrician recommend to every customer I visit! Easy install... Licensed electrician recommend to every customer I visit! Easy install and high suppression rating.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product took 10 minutes to install. Let's hope it prevents future surges. Product took 10 minutes to install. Let's hope it prevents future surges.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection at a Decent Price After recent electrical storms damaged about 1/3 of my home's electronics (cost to replace: $2500, so far), I had the electrician install an Eaton CHSP unit. Since I won't know how well it will work until my house gets zapped again, the theory of how it works is sound. The electrical surge (from lightening, or powerline problems) enters the home, looking for Ground. If this surge has to travel through your TV, Computer, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, etc..., to find it, it will--damaging the appliances in the process. Having a complete home surge protector gives any surge in current the most convenient pathway to Ground. The unit will sacrifice itself in the process, so after one such surge, the unit will need to be replaced. If you suffer from multiple surges in a short period of time, your electronics may be at risk. I wish I had one of these installed when I bought my house. With installation, it was ~$400: compared to the >$2500 I've spent so far replacing damaged equipment, it would have been worth it six times over!
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I read all the great reviews about this so I decided to install one even though in California we ... I read all the great reviews about this so I decided to install one even though in California we don't get many electrical storms. Well, 2 weeks ago, I crossbar carrying high voltage lines up the block broke and the power lines fell onto the ones below and created a surge following a massive explosion and two sets of power lines falling to the ground (and on my car but that's another story). 5413 homes lost power and only two houses lost electronic items... mine and my neighbors. I had this installed and lost a dishwasher (blew out the board) and a power strip to my tv and home theater system. My next door neighbor lost a microwave oven and a porch light fixture. No one else in the neighborhood lost any other items. If this things so great, why did I lose the most stuff?? I don't trust this thing one bit. I'm going to request that Eaton come out and inspect this thing because it's a HUGE false sense of security!! It didn't blow out the device or even trip the breaker that it's on.... it just blew out my stuff!!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to hook up. Luckily I had a 220 breaker... Easy to hook up. Luckily I had a 220 breaker at the top of the box where my service comes in. It was for the electric cooktop that we no longer use because we switched it to gas. I disconnected it and capped it off and replaced the cooktop 40 amp breaker with a 50 amp breaker what is recommended for the surge protector. My service is in the basement. I had to drill a hole in the side of the breaker box next to the 50 amp breaker. I also glued a small piece of 3/4 treated plywood that I had laying around to the cement basement wall outside the breaker box to mount the surge protector to. I use contractors glue to do that and screwed the protector to that.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product, worked as designed I had one of these installed 2 years ago when I bought a generator. Then in November of 2014, some power lines nearby came down and caused a power surge through our housing plan. I saw 7 furnace contractors on our street that day. We had several neighbors that lost ALL their kitchen appliances as well as other electronics. My house came through relatively unscathed; the surge protector blew out as designed (see picture) and we lost 2 other surge protectors inside the house. Without all of those in place I'm sure we would have sustained major damage. Multi-tiered surge protection is recommended and in our case saved us a lot of money. I will never be without one again.
Date published: 2015-04-03
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