When it comes to the name Leviton, it’s a brand that building contractors, homeowners, engineers and architects alike rank number #1 in the market. Leviton has been in existence since the early 1900′s with over 100 years of history making quality electrical devices that stand above the rest in safety and performance.
Electrical panel surge protectors are a key element of Leviton’s complete surge protection architecture. With more than 25,000 products in their portfolio, their whole house surge protectors are just one example of the philosophy behind Leviton’s business model where preserving the environment through social responsibility is a corporate citizen priority. These devices go beyond protecting home wiring system; they protect the lines that travel to your electronics so that those devices will have the longest life possible.
Surge protection devices are categorized by four types.
- Type 1 is an external device that mounts at the power side of your breaker box. Typically these devices protect meters and are installed by your power company and are designed to protect the electric company’s equipment, not yours.
- The Type 2 device is an external node SPD (surge protection device) mounting on the house side of the breaker box (load side).
- Type 3 devices are power surge strips and other point-of-use devices.
- Type 4 are components that contribute to the working parts of a surge protective device.
Homeowners and small businesses looking to protect the integrity of their wiring system and protect connected equipment should consider a Type 2 SPD whole house surge protection unit.
The Leviton whole house surge protector will limit transient overvoltage on your power lines and maintain the integrity of your wiring system. The device is reliant on larger than normal MOVs (metal oxide varistors) to conduct greater surge resistance than normal sized semiconductors. This prolongs the lifespan of your WHSP by many years.
Protects Residential and Light Commercial Installations
120/240 Volt 3-Phase WYE Panel Protector with 4 Mode protection
Each phase is independently fused for maximum protection
LED indicators showing real time diagnostics for power and protection status on each phase.
Standard J-Box metal enclosure NEMA 1*
Parallel Connection Hardwired via 12 AWG Wire
UL 1449 3rd Edition Type 2 Device
ANSI/IEEE Category A,B,C
Limited Lifetime (5 years) Warranty
Voltage: 120/208V 3 Phase WYE
Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV) L-N: 150V
MCOV L-L: 300V
Voltage Protection Rating (VPR) L-N: 800V
VPR L-L: 1200V
Nominal Discharge Current Rating: 3kilo Amps
Maximum Surge Current Rating: 50kA
Surge Technology: Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV)
Frequency (Hertz): 50-60Hz
Flammability: Rated V-2 per UL94
Operating Temperature: -10C to 60C
Storage Temperature Range: -20C to 85C
*NEMA 1 – NEMA 1 enclosures are used in applications such as installing whole house surge protectors, where it’s not important to completely seal off the metal connection ports on the metal box to keep out dirt, water or other particles.
While the device has everything you need to fully protect your home, this device is not a lightning protector. It will succumb to the devastating effects of a lightning blast and will not protect you. That is not a fault of the Leviton design, but a reminder of the immensity of nature’s power over man.
Simple instructions are provided for installation. Here is a link to the Leviton installation manual for your convenience. It’s a PDF file. Installation takes about an hour.