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What are the types of whole house surge protection?


Albert Smith, Expert of Electricians Service Team

Understanding the various types of whole house surge protectors is crucial when selecting the right one for your home’s electrical needs. Here are the primary types:

  • Type 1 — Panel-Mount Surge Protectors: These protectors are installed between the power line and your home’s service panel. They’re designed to shield against external surges, particularly those stemming from lightning strikes.
  • Type 2 — Point-of-Use Surge Protectors: Installed directly on your service panel, these protectors defend against both internal and external surges. They are the most commonly installed type in households, offering comprehensive protection.
  • Type 3 — Outlet Surge Protectors: These surge protectors are plugged into outlets and provide individual appliance protection. They’re often used as an additional layer of defense for specific devices.

Find more details about the types of whole house surge protectors here.

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