Surge protector placement

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

  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I have just noticed in my new Square D panel that the "breaker type" surge protector has been placed about half way down i.e. not in the top two breaker places.

    Does this matter? I understand that for optimal performance a surge protector should be wired as close to the bus bar as possible. Is there anything wrong with what my electrician has done?

    Thanks.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    All the breaker positions fasten to the bus bar. A surge would be "instanteous" along the entire bus, and your protector should drain it off equally well regardless of its location in the panel.
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    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Thank you hj.
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