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Model # QSA2020SPDP

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20 Amp 6.5 in. Whole House Surge Protected-Circuit Breaker

  • Provides surge protection for all branch circuits
  • Contains two 1 Pole 120-Volt Circuit Breakers
  • 10 kA Interrupting Rating
$ 109 00
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Product Overview

  • Provides surge protection for all branch circuits
  • Contains two 1 Pole 120-Volt Circuit Breakers
  • 10 kA Interrupting Rating
This Siemens 20 Amp Surge Protected Circuit Breaker will trip when surge protection is lost to provide safe use. This circuit breaker offers a dual single-pole design and 2 LED indicator lights. By installing a Siemens Circuit Breaker and Surge Protection Device in the load center of the residence, surge protection is provided for all branch circuits.
  • Notifies of loss of surge protection by tripping
  • Comprised of a highly-effective TVSS integrated with 2 single-pole 20 Amp circuit breakers
  • 2 green LED indicator lights show when surge protection is provided
  • 150 VAC, 40 mm metal oxide varistors
  • Circuit breaker and SPD utilize Siemens-built 150-Volt AC, 40 mm, metal oxide varistors (MOV's)

Product Overview

  • Provides surge protection for all branch circuits
  • Contains two 1 Pole 120-Volt Circuit Breakers
  • 10 kA Interrupting Rating
Model #: QSA2020SPDP
Sku #: 687549
Internet #: 202562776

This Siemens 20 Amp Surge Protected Circuit Breaker will trip when surge protection is lost to provide safe use. This circuit breaker offers a dual single-pole design and 2 LED indicator lights. By installing a Siemens Circuit Breaker and Surge Protection Device in the load center of the residence, surge protection is provided for all branch circuits.

  • Notifies of loss of surge protection by tripping
  • Comprised of a highly-effective TVSS integrated with 2 single-pole 20 Amp circuit breakers
  • 2 green LED indicator lights show when surge protection is provided
  • 150 VAC, 40 mm metal oxide varistors
  • Circuit breaker and SPD utilize Siemens-built 150-Volt AC, 40 mm, metal oxide varistors (MOV's)

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25 in
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
6.5

Details

Connection type
Breaker
Electrical Product Type
Whole House Surge Protectors
Joules
720
Maximum Amperage (amps)
20
Product Weight (lb.)
1 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25 in
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
6.5

Details

Connection type
Breaker
Electrical Product Type
Whole House Surge Protectors
Joules
720
Maximum Amperage (amps)
20
Product Weight (lb.)
1 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

Does this provide protection to the entire panel regardless of where it is installed in the panel? Is there an ideal location?

Asked by: Mike
Yes, the surge protector connects to both buss stubs, and the neutral via a wire. It will clamp the voltage to all other breakers in the panel so all the downstream circuits will be protected. This particular surge protector will trip the breaker on the circuit if the device fails after suppressing a surge. This will notify you that the protector must be replaced. The breaker function will still work once the OK light is out, but there is no surge protection on that phase.
Answered by: stephana
Date published: 2019-03-17

Lightning just blew out my router and the protector light is still green. Is that normal?

Lightning struck a tree 200 ft from my house and my router blew (it was plugged into a cheap surge protector). I went and checked the whole house protector (this product) which was installed by a professional electrician and the lights were still green. I thought that wasn’t the way this product was supposed to work.
Asked by: Ben
Please begin the warranty process through your provider of QSA2020SPDP at which time we will need some more information. If the surge came through the incoming service and the MOV in the breaker was hit, the breakers should have tripped and the LED's would not be functioning. Below is some information that will be required: 1. Confirmation that the QSA2020SPDP was connected to a 120/240 VAC circuit with a grounded neutral. 2. Confirmation that the neutral wire (white wire) of the breaker was securely connected to the neutral bar of the enclosure. 3. The breaker was turned “on” when the surge event occurred. 4. Did the breaker trip during the lightning? 5. A few pictures of the installed breaker will also help us.
Answered by: SIEMENS Product Expert
Date published: 2019-05-08

How many breaker positions does this unit take up?

Asked by: Jeff
It "replaces" two breakers. Plus, it is NOT 6" wide as in many descriptions. It's 4", same size as two breakers. This replaces two 20A breakers, and each breaker is it's own circuit. So you need two separate breakers that are 20A each next to one another. They do make a 15A version. Plus, very important, the ground connection is only 8" long and must connect directly to the neutral bar. My 100A box only had one neutral bar on the right side, so I could not place it were I was hoping. It should be placed nearest the main breaker, according to research. It is a double to protect both 120V lines coming in. This cannot replace a 20A double breaker (with a bar), each breaker controls only one circuit. So it's an easy replacement. Loosen the connector screw, they are very tight out of the package. Took all of 15 min to someone that has done wiring and circuit installation.
Answered by: MrB
Date published: 2019-03-17

How do you install this item

How do you install this item
Asked by: Hawk
To download the instructions sheet for QSA2020SPDP please go to the link below and select "Downloads" and enter Qsa* in the search box. It will be the third document listed. https://w3.usa.siemens.com/powerdistribution/us/en/Pages/low-medium-voltage.aspx
Answered by: SIEMENS Product Expert
Date published: 2019-07-09
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Customer Reviews

20 Amp 6.5 in. Whole House Surge Protected-Circuit Breaker is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, which is the basis for the 5... Easy to install, which is the basis for the 5 stars. Hopefully I'll never have a chance to review how well it works.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The fastest and cleanest way to add whole-house protection if you have a Siemens or Murray load c... The fastest and cleanest way to add whole-house protection if you have a Siemens or Murray load center. Having no wires is a big plus as it improves performance. Be aware that the UL 1449 spec VPRs on this unit are 700V L-N (good) and 900V L-L (great) - neither of these are advertised on product literature but the sticker on the side of the actual product shows this (see my picture). Nominal and peak current is 10kA and 40kA, respectively. Be aware that as of spring 2018 the latest surge protection standard is UL/ANSI 1449 which finally standardizes surge protector ratings. Ignore "joules" ratings - these are often inflated by manipulating the test conditions. If you want performance, focus on three things: VPR (Voltage Protection Rating - the lower the better), SCCR (Short Circuit Current Rating - the higher the better), and the Surge Spike Capacity (the higher the better). Also look carefully at how the surge protector will be installed. For every extra foot of wire between the panel and the device, you lose 175 volts of protection! As short and direct as possible gives more protection. That's why the QSA2020SPDP and the QSA1515SPDP are very good as far as voltage protection. One reviewer mentioned the lack of N-G protection but I would not worry about that unless you're trying to protect a sub panel that's far away from the main panel. Main panels do not need N-G protection. Finally, if you want absolute best performance as of summer 2018, the Siemens First Surge FS60, FS100 and FS140 (available here at Home Depot at very good prices) are the ones to look at (FS100 is the best deal). They have L-N and L-L VPRs of 600 and 900 V, respectively. BUT they are much more involved to install than this product and you'll have to buy another pair of breakers. And if you don't install them very close to your panel, you won't achieve those VPR numbers. Although I do all my own work, I went with this product as the best tradeoff between performance and ease of install.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice piece, easy install, best price was HD. This was the only home improvement project I can remember the took the time I estimated - about 10 minutes - start to finish. It could have taken less, but I had to relocate a breaker from one side of the panel to the other, in order to fit this. It should be noted that this is intended to be installed at the service entrance, where the ground and neutral are combined, not at a sub-panel. It is also best to plan on installing it on whatever side of the box the G/N buss is on, as the current dump wire to G/N should be as short and straight as possible. Will it work? Will it help? Who knows! But since my house is on a ridge at about 7,000 feet in the Rockies, where thunderstorms are usually experienced from the inside-out, it sure can't hurt. We'll see. But for the low cost and easy installation (if you have the box space) it's a must-buy.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice if you don't want one hanging outside the panel. Perfect solution to having a recessed panel in a finished room. I will have to admit that I am an electrician, but it was an easy install. If you are not confident on what you are doing, please turn off the main breaker. Remove two 20 amp single breakers, snap in the surge protector, replace the wires from the old breakers and turn on.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My electrician easily landed the breaker in my Siemens main... My electrician easily landed the breaker in my Siemens main service panel. After some research, there is a technical advantage using a surge suppressor BREAKER. It provides shortest path for the white neutral pigtail to reach ground is indeed at the panel’s bussing, which improves response time.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product had surge on customers property they did there... Excellent product had surge on customers property they did there job customer was impressed with products and impressed with my knowledge of it and proud I talked him into using them ordered again after breakers took the surge replaced again with same product he feels safer he has them
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product--Easy Installation--Good Protection For once in my life, I "lucked out" and actually possessed the "right" thing in the form of having the "correct" service box in which I could use this particular product. Normally, things seldom go that way. In this case, Siemens has created an easy-to-install INTERNAL Surge Protection Device--which, as most folks know, one cannot simply install just any old circuit breaker type component into just any service box. The manufacturers, generally, have to match--and such was the case for me. Home was built in 1995, and the electrician installed a Siemens 200-amp service box. One day recently, I went browsing on the Internet for a "whole house surge protector" when I stumbled upon this particular device. Sounded exactly like what I was looking for--and seemed easier to install than that of the other types that mount externally. While total power absorption (of this internal device) is less than that of most externally-mounted devices, ease of installation and "value" won out in my decision to choose this particular device. Therefore, I checked the make/model of my box (just to be sure mine was built by the same manufacturer), and lo and behold, it was. Bought this circuit breaker via Internet, and had it a few days later. I had actually never removed a circuit breaker before, but a few searches on the Internet yielded some good "how-to's". Further, I had several adjacent 20-amp breakers to choose from, so I isolated those circuits (and removed the panel cover) and removed the old breakers using what I had learned from the Internet--while also employing (reasonable) safety precautions. I did not secure power to the entire service panel, and even if I had done so, I knew certain bus components would still be energized even if I had secured power to the whole box. I used my Fluke to test areas--both before isolating my two circuits as well as adjacent areas I suspected would remain hot--so I knew where my "boundaries" were. I must say, it was incredibly easy to remove and install circuit breakers once you understand the physical mechanics involved. The Siemens 20-amp Surge Protected Circuit Breaker installed perfectly in the space vacated by the 2 20-amp breakers I removed. I connected my circuit's hot leads to the new breakers, and installed the neutral pigtail (integral to the new protector) to an available termination point on the neutral bus bar (cutting the wire first to keep the length minimal per directions that came with the protector. The directions were simple, adequate, and easy-to-follow, and the device fit perfectly in my service box. Switched on the circuits, and saw the green LEDs illuminate--thereby signifying protection was active. Removing the panel cover, removing the old breakers, installing the new surge protector, and wires, as well as re-installing the panel cover took less than 15 minutes. This was one of the easiest and most effective (I hope) "upgrades" I've ever done. To be honest, I won't really know how effective this device is unless it gets put to the proverbial test, but not having anything in place previously, at least, this gives me some piece of mind that some protection now exists. Thanks for making such an easy to use product.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-13
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