Key Specification Ratings
Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV) – 7.5/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – As with nearly all of the other surge protection devices on the market today, this model provides the two standardized MCOV tiers at 150 volts and 300 volts. While we appreciate that the Eaton CHSPT2ULTRA managed to meet par in this category, we were still a bit disappointed to see that these MCOVs were only evaluated for the L-N and L-L modes. As a result, some points were deducted for failing to disclose the MCOVs for both the N-G and L-G modes.
Voltage Protective Rating (VPR) – 9/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – All in all, we were thoroughly impressed with what the Eaton CHSPT2ULTRA has to offer in terms of voltage protective ratings. This model provides a tight range of ratings between its several modes, ensuring that users with knowledge in this domain are able to customize their home’s surge protection protocols efficiently. Between the 600-volt (L-N and L-G), 800-volt (N-G), and 1,000-volt (L-L) settings, you’re sure to find an option that allows an optimal amount of electricity into your home’s electric grid during a surge event.
Mode of Protection – 8.5/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – As always, we are pleased to see that Eaton has come through again and packed all four major modes of protection into the CHSPT2ULTRA. A fair number of models in the Eaton CHSPT2ULTRA’s class have been skimping out on this specification lately, so we are fully willing to give it a little extra credit for going the extra mile. The Eaton CHSPT2ULTRA only costs a fraction of those lessor quality models as well, which makes its inclusion of L–N, L–L, N–G, and L–G modes all the more valuable.