Installing Cutler Hammer Surge Protector

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by basketboy, May 15, 2010.

  1. basketboy

    basketboy New Member

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    I bought a Cutler Hammer CHSPULTRA whole house surge protection device, which comes with 4 wires: two go to a 2-pole breaker, one that goes to the neutral bus bar and the fourth wire that is meant to go to the ground bus bar. My load center does not have a separate ground bus bar. Any idea if both wires can be wired to the neutral bus bar or do I need to have a separate ground bar installed? Cutler Hammer's website was no help. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    If this is the main service panel, then yes they can, but make sure they go under seperate lugs.
  3. basketboy

    basketboy New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. It was the main service panel so I did as you suggested. Surge protector is up and running.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    SInce the neutral and ground eventually wind up in the same place, using both would be a "belt and suspenders" approach to it.
  5. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Given through those are where any surge will end up, I still think two are better than one.
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