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RESIDENTIAL SURGE PROTECTION APPLICATIONS

When owning a home, it is important to protect all of your assets. Having unforeseen expenses due to loss of any of the larger "white goods" in your home can cause undue stress as well as financial strain. The best way to protect items in your home such as your washer and dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, air conditioner and more is to have the added layer of protection provided by surge protection.

Two of the most crucial places to install surge protection would be at the meter can and/or at your electrical panel.

The meter can at any residential home is typically the property of the electric company. Make sure to call your electric company first to get approval to install one of these devices. Or better yet, your utility may already provide a surge protection program with the added benefits of an extended warranty for your "white goods". 

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STANDARD RESIDENTIAL HOME

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Main Power to Home

IE: Electric Meter & Electrical Panel

Surge Protection

should be utilized at one or both of the main areas of power for your home:

at the meter and/or

at the electrical panel.

 

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Residential Air Conditioning Units

AC Units are

expensive and a necessity on hot days. While these units are protected if you have a meter based device, secondary protection is recommended. 

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Pool Equipment

IE: Pool Pump, Salt Pump, Heater, Etc.

Pool equipment is expensive and extremely susceptible to surge activity. Meter-Treater has multiple surge protection devices to protect pool equipment. 

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Garage Door Opener

While garage door opener motors are protected under the meter based surge protection device, it is recommended that you add a single receptacle point of use device if the unit is plugged into an outlet.

Additional Garage Applications

IE: Electric Cars

More and more people are purchasing electric cars which require charging stations installed in a homes garage. More information coming soon on surge protection options for

these devices.

SOLAR FOR RESIDENTIAL

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Combiner boxes are typically used to tie together multiple junction boxes. These combiner boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

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Inverter

AC Power

A surge protection device should be installed on the AC side of the inverter. Meter-Treaters RCHW Series device should be installed here. A 100kA unit is recommended

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RCHW Series

Main Distribution Panel

AC Power

The main distribution panel should also be protected from surge activity. Meter-Treaters RCHW Series device should be installed here. We recommend a 100kA rated device.

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RCHW Series

EDR Series

Junction
Boxes

DC Power

Junction boxes are typically used to tie together multiple solar panels in a row. These junction boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

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PVA Series

Back-up
Battery Bank

Battery back-ups are used to store any extra power obtained during the day so it can be used as night or when there is not as much sunlight. 

There is no surge protection needed for the battery back-ups.

Generator

Generators can be installed as a final backup for power if there is no sun for a few days, or not enough was stored to have power for the evenings. 

Generators are there to make sure an off-the-grid home truly is never without power. 

Recommended Products

Meter-Based SPD

A Surge Protection Device installed directly onto the Meter for Whole Home Protection.

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CLT Series

Protect Coaxial Lines coming into your home that can affect Modems and Cable

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EDR Series

The perfect enclosure for SPDs designed to protect Pool Pumps, Solar Panels, and more.

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