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FirstSurge Pro 140kA 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
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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
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 pro provides 140,000 Amp of surge current capacity per phase
  • NEMA 3R enclosure per Nema/UL requirements
  • FirstSurge's 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
  • FirstSurge Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) are Type 2 and UL / cUL listed, meeting designated protection requirements
  • 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 #: FS140
Internet #: 206560230

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 pro provides 140,000 Amp of surge current capacity per phase
  • NEMA 3R enclosure per Nema/UL requirements
  • FirstSurge's 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
  • FirstSurge Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) are Type 2 and UL / cUL listed, meeting designated protection requirements
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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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
4700
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
4700
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

Would a FS140 installed on the main panel also protect a subpanel? Or, would the subpanel require its own protective device?

Asked by: Charlie
An FS140 on the main panel will provide protection for the entire electrical system. However, having several layers of protection is always the best strategy. This would mean smaller SPD's at subpanels and point-of-use surge protectors at receptacles powering sensitive equipment such as computers, microwaves, garage door openers, entertainment centers, etc.
Answered by: quickrog
Date published: 2019-05-30

Okay I'm confused do you use a 20 amp double pole breaker or 30 amp double pole breaker. Reviews below mentioned both so

Asked by: Amitt
A dedicated two pole, 20 amp breaker is what is specified in the literature that comes with this unit. It doesn't really make any difference because the cost of a 30 amp, two pole breaker is within pennies of a 20 amp two pole breaker so if you are more comfortable with a 30 amp breaker, go ahead and use one. I have installed several of these devices using the 20 amp breaker that is specified. The only thing that IS important is that the breaker is dedicated to this unit and not connected to anything else.
Answered by: Rajah
Date published: 2019-01-08

Can this be piggybacked onto an existing 2-pole breaker (Dryer,AC), or does it require its own breaker?

Asked by: georgia
As an electrician for 30 plus years, and working on the high voltage side of the trade, I recommend using a dedicated breaker, also for maximum effectiveness, install as close to the main breaker as possible, with the shortest amount of conductor as possible. If the panels ground bar is only on one side of the panel, Mount the arrestor on that side, you don't want a long ground lead, as this reduces the maximum effectiveness of the unit,also keep the wires as straight as possible going into panel and terminating to breaker, neutral and ground bar
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2019-02-28

Can I install myself? know how to turn breakers off, but haven't rewired in the breaker box.

Asked by: James
Not at all you need to disconnect the main power. This is not a easy plug and play job and if done wrong is immediate death.
Answered by: Ocoolone
Date published: 2019-09-09
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