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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Default Surge protector placement

    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.

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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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    Thank you hj.

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