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Siemens FirstSurge Plus 100kA Whole House Surge Protection Device
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FirstSurge Plus 100kA Whole House Surge Protection Device

  • Let's you know you are protected via LED's & audible alarm
  • Surge current capacity sized for where you live
  • FirstSurge protects any 120/240V branded load center
$15801 /each
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  • Let's you know you are protected via LED's & audible alarm
  • Surge current capacity sized for where you live
  • FirstSurge protects any 120/240V branded load center
Not long ago, we turned knobs and dials to change TV channels or set wash cycles. Now, we're in the Internet of Things (Iot) era where homeowners are increasingly reliant upon connected devices. To ensure these devices 'just keep working', today's home requires constant surge protection. Knowing when a surge protector needs to be replaced is the KEY to remaining protected. This is why we developed FirstSurge, our commercial class total home surge protector. Installed at your load center, FirstSurge will stop surges before they get into your home. FirstSurge offers three grades of robustness to ensure long operational life depending upon the storm activity where you live. The key to remaining surge protected is knowing when a surge protector needs to be replaced. The gap of time between a surge protector wearing out until it is replaced is the time when your home is vulnerable to being hit by surges. When FirstSurge wears out, its commercial class 3-stage notification diagnostics immediately alerts you that it needs replacing. This type of notification results in a far shorter Mean Time Before Surge Protection Restoration (MTBSPR) when compared to standard whole house protectors equipped only with LED diagnostics. Knowing you're surge protected with commercial class protection gives you peace of mind that your smart appliances and electronics will always be surge protected. Make Siemens FirstSurge the first surge protector installed into your home.
  • When there is a problem, Siemens FirstSurge takes the guesswork out of knowing when it is time to be replaced; an audible alarm beeps, the green LED lights on the device will extinguish and the red service light will flash
  • FirstSurge is equipped with ground reference monitoring notifying you a rare safety hazard exists due to a compromised electrical system neutral to ground bond; in this case an audible alarm will beep, the green LED lights on the device will remain lit, and the red service light will flash
  • FirstSurge plus provides 100,000 Amp of surge current capacity per phase
  • For those looking for added robustness or who live in areas with higher number of thunderstorms consider upgrading to our FirstSurge Pro (140,000 A) models
  • Surge exposure map correlating storm frequency and intensity with increasing FirstSurge capacities; any FirstSurge will protect in all regions, but selecting the recommended surge current capacity increases robustness to ensure lasting protection
  • FirstSurge balanced 600-Volt protection ratings means every primary paired conductor (line to neutral, line to ground, and neutral to ground) will knock down surge over voltages to safe levels
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC service protector is equipped with worry free commercial class 3-stage notification; when FirstSurge wears out, its audible alarm will beep, protection status LED/s extinguish, and red service LED flashes
  • When 3-stage notification activates, you turn off FirstSurge dedicated breaker, and you contact your electrician to arrange for installation of replacement unit
  • FirstSurge can be used to surge protect any load center brand when connected to a 30A or less 2 pole circuit breaker
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC service protector is assigned underwriters laboratories highest robustness nominal discharge current of 20kA
  • FirstSurge is designed to surge protect standard residential split phase 120/240, 60 Hz system voltage
  • FirstSurge is constructed using our commercial grade NEMA 4X enclosure allowing for indoor or outdoor installations
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC protector is UL 1449 listed as a 'Type 2' surge protective device (SPD)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Let's you know you are protected via LED's & audible alarm
  • Surge current capacity sized for where you live
  • FirstSurge protects any 120/240V branded load center
Model #: FS100
Internet #: 206560186

Not long ago, we turned knobs and dials to change TV channels or set wash cycles. Now, we're in the Internet of Things (Iot) era where homeowners are increasingly reliant upon connected devices. To ensure these devices 'just keep working', today's home requires constant surge protection. Knowing when a surge protector needs to be replaced is the KEY to remaining protected. This is why we developed FirstSurge, our commercial class total home surge protector. Installed at your load center, FirstSurge will stop surges before they get into your home. FirstSurge offers three grades of robustness to ensure long operational life depending upon the storm activity where you live. The key to remaining surge protected is knowing when a surge protector needs to be replaced. The gap of time between a surge protector wearing out until it is replaced is the time when your home is vulnerable to being hit by surges. When FirstSurge wears out, its commercial class 3-stage notification diagnostics immediately alerts you that it needs replacing. This type of notification results in a far shorter Mean Time Before Surge Protection Restoration (MTBSPR) when compared to standard whole house protectors equipped only with LED diagnostics. Knowing you're surge protected with commercial class protection gives you peace of mind that your smart appliances and electronics will always be surge protected. Make Siemens FirstSurge the first surge protector installed into your home.

  • When there is a problem, Siemens FirstSurge takes the guesswork out of knowing when it is time to be replaced; an audible alarm beeps, the green LED lights on the device will extinguish and the red service light will flash
  • FirstSurge is equipped with ground reference monitoring notifying you a rare safety hazard exists due to a compromised electrical system neutral to ground bond; in this case an audible alarm will beep, the green LED lights on the device will remain lit, and the red service light will flash
  • FirstSurge plus provides 100,000 Amp of surge current capacity per phase
  • For those looking for added robustness or who live in areas with higher number of thunderstorms consider upgrading to our FirstSurge Pro (140,000 A) models
  • Surge exposure map correlating storm frequency and intensity with increasing FirstSurge capacities; any FirstSurge will protect in all regions, but selecting the recommended surge current capacity increases robustness to ensure lasting protection
  • FirstSurge balanced 600-Volt protection ratings means every primary paired conductor (line to neutral, line to ground, and neutral to ground) will knock down surge over voltages to safe levels
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC service protector is equipped with worry free commercial class 3-stage notification; when FirstSurge wears out, its audible alarm will beep, protection status LED/s extinguish, and red service LED flashes
  • When 3-stage notification activates, you turn off FirstSurge dedicated breaker, and you contact your electrician to arrange for installation of replacement unit
  • FirstSurge can be used to surge protect any load center brand when connected to a 30A or less 2 pole circuit breaker
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC service protector is assigned underwriters laboratories highest robustness nominal discharge current of 20kA
  • FirstSurge is designed to surge protect standard residential split phase 120/240, 60 Hz system voltage
  • FirstSurge is constructed using our commercial grade NEMA 4X enclosure allowing for indoor or outdoor installations
  • Every FirstSurge electrical AC protector is UL 1449 listed as a 'Type 2' surge protective device (SPD)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Maximum Amperage (amps) 0 0 80000 0
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
9.84
Product Height (in.)
3.94
Product Width (in.)
5.90

Details

Connection type
Panel Mount
Electrical Product Type
Secondary Surge Protection
Joules
3525
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
2.99lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
10 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
9.84
Product Height (in.)
3.94
Product Width (in.)
5.90

Details

Connection type
Panel Mount
Electrical Product Type
Secondary Surge Protection
Joules
3525
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
2.99lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
10 Year

Questions & Answers

I don't have room in my Breaker Box for another double pole breaker. There is room to add a break...

I don't have room in my Breaker Box for another double pole breaker. There is room to add a breaker on each of the two phases but they will each have to be a single pole. Will this work with that arrangement? Thanks for your help !
Asked by: PushRod
Yes. A single 20Amp on each side will work. Double breaker not required.
Answered by: TomK
Date published: 2018-04-25

Can this Surge Protector be mounted on the outside of my outside electrical panel and be piggy ba...

Can this Surge Protector be mounted on the outside of my outside electrical panel and be piggy backed on one of my existing 240V breakers used for my AC or Pool Electrical motor as I have no more room in my main or Sub Panel for a new separate breaker?
Asked by: Don
It is a sealed unit. Outside mounting is fine. Ensure you seal the pipe from surge to panel. Attempt to piggy back lighter loads or use twin breakers to open up spots. You can use two single 20Amp breakers or a double 20Amp breaker. It is recommended to have dedicated breakers.
Answered by: TomK
Date published: 2018-04-25

Is this surge protection device compatible with GE Electrical Box?

Asked by: Brianf
Absolutely
Answered by: TomK
Date published: 2018-04-25

Can this be used on an outdoor main panel where the neutral goes to the ground bar?

My main panel, because it is outside, has the neutral connected to the ground and straight down to the grounding rod.
Asked by: Matthew
Absolutely
Answered by: TomK
Date published: 2018-04-25
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Customer Reviews

FirstSurge Plus 100kA Whole House Surge Protection Device is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best surge protector out there. Has both visual... the best surge protector out there. Has both visual and auditory alarms for when it has served out it's life. It's stats are hard to beat for it's capabilities. It's pricier but you get added protection and value with it compared to others. I am a homeowner and installed it myself and it was very simple to do.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Had an electrician install it and he was... Works great. Had an electrician install it and he was impressed by the indicators, two LEDs and a final audible one, that indicate problems while still time to replace the unit. Definitely piece of mind.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install built by a company that has a great reputation in electronics Easy to install built by a company that has a great reputation in electronics
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup, works great so far.... Easy setup, works great so far.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was very easy to intall... Was very easy to intall
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of Mind for Modern Appliances and Electronics I did a lot of research on surge protection before settling on this particular model. I chose this one for 4 different reasons: (1) It is made to be mounted indoors or outdoors and my main panel with circuit breakers is outside on the back of the house with a sub panel inside. (2) Siemens reputation for quality, excellence and innovation. (3) It has 4 wires for hookup so it covers surges from both both line phases, neutral and ground. Not all surge protectors do. Look for L-N, L-G, N-G and L-L. (4) LED indicators let you know when surge protection has been exhausted due to an event or if your grounding has been compromised. This particular models protects against surge spikes up to 100,000 amps. That is enough amps for 500 homes like mine! (for an extremely short time anyway). Before I go any further, I should emphasize that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you should not attempt to install this device. Your life is worth the $100 or so dollars that an electrician would charge you to install it. Not to mention, if you ever have to make a claim on the guarantee from Siemens, you will need to provide a receipt from a licensed electrician having completed the installation. That being said, installation is not difficult if you know what you are doing and plan ahead. The 4 wires come through a 3/4" female threaded conduit inlet. I had limited options for where to attach the protector. I had 1/2" knockouts available on the bottom of the box, but because of other conduits I had to use a 1/2" offset nipple with a 3/4" x 1/2" reducing bushing. You can see this in the pictures. I used some silicone sealant and a rubber washer to make sure the connection was weatherproof as required in the instructions. Because of this offset nipple, the wires are a little longer to reach the required connections, but still shorter than the supplied length. The shorter the better, but keep the wire bends smooth and untangled. I was careful not to damage the wire insulation when running it through the nipple and rotating it until tight. Do not attach the wires to an energized breaker. Make sure it is off and verify with a circuit tester. The black wires attach to a 2 pole breaker which covers both phases coming from the utility pole. Since I installed the protector on the main breaker panel, the neutral (white wire) bonding strip is connected to the (green wire) grounding strip. If the panel were inside the house, the ground and neutral would travel separately until coming together outside to go ground. After triple checking my work, I turned on the breaker and was greeted by 2 green LEDs verifying both phases are protected and ready for use. I am very pleased with the product and the installation went smoothly. I only wish the directions were more detailed, but I believe this is probably to discourage unqualified persons from thinking they can do this themselves. I would not have attempted this installation without doing my research and making absolutely sure I knew what I was doing. I hope I never have to find out how well it really works, but if I do, I will write an update. Just a little side note: This thing is pretty bright at night. Looks like I have an alien power source.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit well inside my panel. Drilled 3 holes in the cover to see the lights thru. Hope it never has... Fit well inside my panel. Drilled 3 holes in the cover to see the lights thru. Hope it never has to work, but if it does it will work it well.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installation was easy once I got the unit mounted on the basement wall next to the breaker panel.... Installation was easy once I got the unit mounted on the basement wall next to the breaker panel. Since this is more of an insurance policy, I hope I never have to report on whether or not the unit functions properly. It looks well designed and built.
Date published: 2017-05-16
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