I bought a whole house surge arrestor which is installed via a punch-out in
my service panel. The instructions for installation are leaving me a
Connect black wires to lines load-side of fuse/breaker. Connect white wire
to neutral/ground. Warning - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or
personal injury, this secondard surge arrestor shall be installed in
conjunction with a disconnecting means which shall consist of a manually
operable Listed circuit breaker that has an interrupting rating sufficient
for the nominal circuit voltage and the current that is available at the
line terminals of the secondary surge arrestor.
I don't fully understand the language of the instructions, but the
electrican who mailed it to me told me to just attach the two black
conductors to a double breaker. He suggested using the 30/30 breaker used
for my AC. As I recall, he said the white conductor goes to the neutral
I can't really see a way to install the surge arrestor in my Service
Disconnect box where the neutral and ground have not yet separated, so I
must use the SUBpanel. Because this is a subpanel, ground and netural are
isolated, so even though the instructions call for a connect to
"neutral/ground" will a connection only to neutral buss be acceptable?
I also have a Lightning Arrestor which came with no instructions whatsoever.
The electrian said to hook it up the same way as the surge arrestor (to the
very same breaker). I do have a 20/20 double breaker which I could use
instead of using tripple wires on the 30/30 AC breaker.
Advice and clarification is appreciated.