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Square D by Schneider Electric HEPD80 Home Electronics Protective Device

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  • Equal protection to circuits and receptacles throughout home. Protects appliances/equipment that are not plugged into a surge strip
  • Includes an LED indicator
  • NEMA 4X rated for outdoor/indoor use, 80,000 amp Surge Current Rating, 25,000 amp SCCR. CSA and UL 1449 3rd Edition Type 1 SPD
  • Can be mounted to an brand of residential load center
  • Product warranty of 5 years and 50,000 residential downline warranty
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Technical Details
Part Number HEPD80
Item Weight1.7 pounds
Product Dimensions2.7 x 3.8 x 3.6 inches
OriginUSA
Item model numberHEPD80
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description5 year Product warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CONA1OQ
Best Sellers Rank #6,691 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 8, 2013
  
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Product Description

Protects household equipment from internally and externally generated surges
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Mount through any available knock out that will support the installation configuration
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What does a Surge Protector do?

A Surge Protector is a device designed to control very fast high voltage transients or surges that are common in our electrical systems. Voltage transients, large and small, can damage electrical equipment instantly or will degrade the components on the circuit boards over time, resulting in shorter life expectancies of electrical equipment. Surge Protectors are basically an insurance policy against electrical transients caused by voltage surges generated within the home, lightning surges, and utility-related surge events.

Square D Home Electronics Protective Device, HEPD80

The Home Electronics Protective Device (HEPD) is designed to provide surge suppression at residential load centers. Square D brand Home Electronics Protective Devices (HEPDs) are compact and affordable surge suppressors designed to be installed next to residential load centers. HEPDs work together with surge protection plug strips to provide surge suppression for sensitive electronics. HEPDs reduce surges that might otherwise overwhelm plug strips and damage connected household equipment. HEPDs also provide surge suppression for important items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and lighting that plug strips don’t protect.

Superior Performance

With an 80 kA Surge Current Rating, Square D brand HEPDs utilize high-energy suppression circuitry to protect household equipment from internally and externally generated surges. Each metal-oxide varistor (MOV) is individually fused with both thermal and overcurrent fusing. The HEPD has a limited warranty of five years with a $50,000 connected equipment warranty for residential applications.

Ease of Installation

The HEPD80 carries a NEMA 4X rating suitable for installing indoors or outdoors. Weighing less than two pounds, the HEPD80 is easily connected to any brand of residential load center and provides the customer a green status LED to ensure proper protection.

Features:
  • High-energy suppression circuitry helps protect household equipment
  • Each Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) is individually fused
  • NEMA Type 4X enclosure rating suitable for installing indoors, outdoors, or in other harsh environments
  • The LED status indicator can be seen without opening your electrical panel
  • 120/240 Vac applications
  • UL 1449 3rd Edition Type 1 SPD
  • 5-year, $50,000 limited warranty

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim on October 27, 2014
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The HEPD80 is a great value to provide some protection for your main electrical panel.
The surge protector will also help avoid spikes from an emergency power generator.

Most new furnaces, washing machines, clothes dryers, stoves, dishwashwers, microwaves and hot water heaters now have electronic circuit boards that are unprotected from power spikes. We commonly protect our TVs, DVD Players, Computers and other electronic devices that cost less than our major household appliances.

The HEPD80 fairly simple to install (if you have any electrical experience). FYI: This job is not for the someone that has no idea what they are doing (I am a journeyman electrician with over 25 years of experience).

I have installed several main panel surge protectors over the years. The HEPD80 has a very high rating (80,000 amps) for maximum surge amps. If you ever experience a surge this high, it would most likely be from a direct lightning strike and you will still have some damage. This unit would protect you as much as any other high end surge protector.

The HEPD80 has two green lights that tell you from a glance that it is operating properly.
If one (or both) of the green lights are out, you will need to investigate for a problem.
Problems could range from a tripped circuit breaker, you lost the incoming power feed or that your main electrical panel has taken a hit and your surge protective device did its job and is in need of replacement.

This is a fairly compact unit ... and best of all it is MADE IN THE U.S.A. (Yes, that still matters to me).

I highly recommend this product!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. May on July 29, 2014
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A lot of reviews mentioned the shortness of leads,but I failed to find one giving actual lengths.It would have been nice to know the exact length prior to ordering to get an idea of the degree of work that could be required to configure the breaker..In my case I did have to shift some breakers,but length of leads was adequate .I did not have to punch a hole in the side of the panel.The length of the leads is 20 to 21 inches.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eric A Orner on November 2, 2013
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Had a ground lightning strike near a post lamp in the yard a while back and it vaporized the lamp & photo cell on the post. I was lucky, the surge stopped at the GFI outlet that fed the post when it fried open circuit. With the cost of today's electronics and the high deductibles on Homeowner's Insurance, this is a cheep secondary step to protect equipment. Installation on the bottom of the Service Entrance through a standard knockout was quick & easy. Hook the two black wires to each half of a 240V breaker and the white & green to the buss bars and that's it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Pittelko on November 18, 2013
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I had one of these in my previous house, and it seemed to work well. That house had a surface mounted panel with plenty of access to the sides. Tried to install one in my current house, but discovered that it can be very difficult in a larger panel with limited side access. In a larger panel, there are usually few open punch outs, and worse, the neutral and ground bars are not long to be able to reach all the way from the other end of the box with the built in wires. Do NOT extend the wires. The protection of this device decreases with the wire length - they should be as short as possible. This device does provide better protection than many options, but the installation can be surprisingly difficult into a large, flush mounted panel that is between two studs. A surface mounted panel would be no problem at all. I wish I had thought this through a bit better before buying, but that's my fault, no fault of the product!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MadCity on May 27, 2014
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No storms to test its effectiveness yet, but this device was very easy to install (note: I am not an electrician, but I have electrical experience). Item is designed to attach directly to your distribution panel through a knockout (make sure you have room), but note you won't be able to do that if your panel is flush to the drywall.

Another item of note: if you plan to protect your entire house with this device (typically single phase, 120/240 Volt service) Square D recommends installing it under a double-pole 20-Amp breaker, so you may have to purchase that separately (mine cost about $15).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David E. Pomper on August 17, 2014
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Already probably saved my stuff a couple of times here in Central Florida lightning storms. When my previous unit (different brand) died after many years, I immediately started losing equipment - especially HDMI ports. After I figured out what was wrong and installed this, problems stopped. Be sure you have good grounding back to your utility entrance, too, not a ground rod.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McArtor on January 27, 2014
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The line from the substation to my house is pretty long and runs through woods not easily accessed. So the right of way is not well maintained and we have quite a lot of local "hiccups" in our power, which shortened the life of our light bulbs and appliances. Having my microwave fried by a surge sent me looking for help, and this device is it. Pretty small investment to protect all the electrical devices in your house.

My breaker box is flush mount, so I couldn't install in a knockout at the side of the panel. I put the box inside the panel, below the bus bars. Less than thirty minutes start to finish. This installs on a 2-pole breaker, so you will have to add one if you don't have spares. Breaker I bought was $11.
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