home_surge_protectorWhole-house surge suppression protect gadgets and appliances from unexpected power spikes. Electrical surges-usually caused by lightning strikes-can damage more than just sensitive home electronics like computers, game consoles, stereos and home entertainment systems. They can also fry basic household appliances. Nearly every electric item in a modern home, right down to kitchen ranges, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and fans, has components that can be damaged by a sudden spike of current.

Whole-houses surge suppressors are the best option for protecting your home electronics and wiring from the damage created by lightning strikes.

Properly installed, whole-house surge suppressors work by diverting power spikes before the excess current gets to your internal wiring. To do this, they use metal oxide varistors (MOVs) that dissipate the excess current. You can conceptualize them as a floodgate. At normal voltages, the gate is closed, preventing leaks. But if the voltage gets too high, the gate opens, allowing the excess current to pass to ground, protecting the devices and appliances in your home.

In the event of a large surge of power, the suppressor will likely burn out as they act to protect your electronics .

The voltage and current spikes from a single lightning strike are enormous, and there are typically many strikes during a storm. If your house experiences a direct hit by lightning, even the best surge suppressor may be overwhelmed.

  • Hard-wired models provide greater capacity to handle surge energy (based on their close location to the service ground) compared to standard plug-in strips
  • Designed for 120, 240 VAC single or split-phase panels
  • Green LED indicator provides surge protection status
    • ON:Energized and providing protection
    • OFF:May still be energized but protection diminished and the unit should be replaced.
  • Type 1 or 2 SPD applications
  • 120/240 VAC Single (Split) phase
  • 6 Modes of Surge Protection (L1-N, L2-N, L1-G, L2-G, N-G, L1-L2)
  • Green LED provides status of protection; Red LED indicates reduced protection
  • NEMA 3R Outdoor Raintight Enclosure for Indoor/Outdoor applications
  • Metal housing (6.28”Hx4.4”Wx3.25”D)
  • 10 year product warranty
  • CSA Listed to ANSI/UL 1449 3rd Edition
  • $25,000 Connected Equipment Coverage for 5 years on Appliances and Electronics

FIVE YEAR LIMITED PRODUCT and CONNECTED EQUIPMENT WARRANTY for INTERMATIC SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES

(1) What is Covered By This Limited Warranty
(A) Replacement of Product
Intermatic Incorporated (“Intermatic”) warrants to the original purchaser only, Intermatic Surge Protective Devices (each a “Product”) shall be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five years (60 months) from date of purchase or 66 months from date of manufacture. If the purchaser discovers a defect in material or workmanship, the purchaser must promptly submit a warranty claim. Upon a determination by Intermatic that the Product is defective, Intermatic, shall correct any defect in material or workmanship by replacing the Defective Product. Any repair, including both parts and labor, shall be at Intermatic’s expense. The foregoing remedy is the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for a breach of warranty.
The product must be installed in the appropriate application in complete accordance with the installation instructions. All building wiring and other connections to the Product must conform to all applicable national, state, and local electrical codes; the Product must not be opened, modified, exposed to extreme heat or cold, submerged or subjected to abnormal use or service. All products must be used in accordance with the instructions provided with the Product and the purchaser shall be solely responsible for selecting a Product model with specifications appropriate for the equipment to be protected. Intermatic shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether any Product returned by a purchaser has been used in accordance with its instructions, is an appropriate model for the purchaser’s use thereof, and whether the Product is defective.
(B) Repair or Reimbursement for Damage to Properly Connected Equipment
In addition to the above described Product warranty, Intermatic warrants to the original purchaser of the Product for a period of five years from the date of purchase, the following: In the event that any electrical products (as herein defined) is damaged (the “Damaged Equipment”) as a direct result of the failure of a Product to protect the Damaged Equipment from Power Transients (as hereinafter defined) and all other conditions are satisfied, Intermatic’s option, either repair the Damaged Equipment or reimburse the purchaser of the defective product. The limit of Intermatic’s liability under this warranty shall be the Fair Market Value (as hereinafter defined) of the Damaged Equipment or the deductible amount of the original purchaser’s homeowners insurance policy, whichever is less. In no event shall Intermatic incur repair costs or reimburse the purchaser for an amount in excess of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00).
The Fair Market Value of the Damaged Equipment shall be the current value of the equipment specified in the most recent version of the Orion Blue Book (printed or on-line edition) by Orion Research Corporation, or a comparable publication. Promptly upon discovering any Damaged Equipment, the purchaser must submit a claim pursuant to the claim procedure provided below. In no event may a purchaser initiate a claim later than (30) days after the Protected Equipment is damaged. In order to receive the Connected Equipment protection provided in this Section, all of the following conditions must be satisfied with respect to the use of the Product: (a) the Equipment must be directly plugged into a properly grounded 3-wire AC outlet (no adapters or extension cords can be used in connection with the Product); (b) all building wiring and other connections to the Product and the Damaged Equipment must conform to all applicable federal, state and local electrical codes; (c) no ground wires or ground connections in addition to the AC outlet can be used in connection with the Product or the Damaged Equipment; (d) the Product(s) and Protected Equipment must not be opened, modified, exposed to extreme heat or cold, submerged or subjected to abnormal use or service.
For purposes of this Limited Warranty, (a) Electrical Products shall mean electronic equipment (including computer hardware) and other electrical devices that are directly plugged into the product, (b) a Power Transient shall mean over-voltage resulting from momentary voltage spikes or surges on an AC power line of magnitude that the Product, according to its specifications, is designed to stop before such spikes or surges affect downstream equipment, and (c) the Fair Market Value of the Damaged Equipment shall be the current value of the equipment specified in the most recent version of the Orion Blue Book (printed or on-line edition) by Orion Research Corporation, or a comparable
publication.
(2) What is Not Covered By This Warranty
Intermatic does not warrant (a) defects in the Product or damage to any equipment caused by the failure to properly install the Product, (b) damage caused by use of the Product for purposes other than those for which it was designed, (c) damage caused by disaster such as fire, flood and wind, (d) damage caused by unauthorized attachments or modification of the Product, (e) damage to the Product occurring during the shipment, (f) electrical disturbances exceeding published product specifications, (g) damage to the Product caused by any other abuse or misuse by the purchaser, or (h) damage due to direct or vicinity lightning strikes. This device is not intended to provide protection during Utility voltage swells or loss of neutral conditions which are by definition not transient events and are not covered by this warranty.
(3) Disclaimer of Warranty
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
(4) Limitation of Remedies
IN NO CASE SHALL INTERMATIC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. SUCH EXCLUDED DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE TO SOFTWARE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES OR SERVICES, DOWNTIME, THE CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING CUSTOMERS, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITS ON WARRANTIES OR ON REMEDIES FOR BREACH IN CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS, IN SUCH STATES, THE LIMITS IN THIS PARAGRAPH AND IN PARAGRAPH (3) MAY NOT APPLY.
(5) Time Limit for Bringing Suit
No action arising out of any claimed breach of warranty may be brought more than one year after the cause of action has occurred.
(6) No Other Warranties
Unless modified in writing signed by both parties, this agreement is understood to be the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties, superseding all prior agreements, oral or written, and all other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement. No employee of Intermatic or any other party is authorized to make any warranty in addition to those made in this agreement. This warranty is made by: Intermatic Incorporated/After Sales Service, 7777 Winn Rd., Spring Grove, IL. 60081-9698/815-675-7000 http://www.intermatic.com

(7) Claim Procedure
In order to submit a claim for warranty service the original purchaser must:
(A) Contact the Intermatic Insurance Claims Center at 1-800-270-7227 before having the damaged equipment repaired.
(B) Request that an Incident Claim Report be written regarding the damage including descriptions and model identification (if available) of the equipment that was damaged. Record the Warranty Claim Number for future reference.
(C) File a claim for the damaged equipment with your homeowners (or renter’s) insurance company.
(D) Send the INTERMATIC SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICE to the Intermatic Warranty Coordinator at the address listed below. All returned devices must be plainly marked with the Intermatic Warranty Claim Number.
(E) Send all of the following information in a single packet to the Intermatic Warranty Coordinator at the address listed below.
(1) Claimant’s name, address and telephone number.
(2) Original dated sales receipt for the Intermatic Surge Protective Device.
(3) Original report for repair work.
(4) The damage report
(5) A copy of the claim report by the homeowners (renter’s) insurance company or a copy of the policy showing the deductible amount exceeds the cost of the repair.
(F) Address all communications and products returns to:
Intermatic Warranty Coordinator
7777 Winn Road
Spring Grove, Illinois 60081-9698
Attn: Surge Claim Processor
Product & Installation Information
Purchase date:
Installation date:
Connected loads:
INTERMATIC INCORPORATED, SPRING GROVE, ILLINOIS 60081-9698