Key Specification Ratings
Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV) – 7.5/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – The Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD’s MCOVs fall right within the average for models in its class and price range. As such, you can expect this model’s L-N mode to provide a 150 volt MCOV while its L-L mode provides a 300 volt MCOV. While we would like to have seen a slight improvement from the average here, this adherence to the industry average does allow this model to be more useful in small and mid-sized homes.
Voltage Protective Rating (VPR) – 8/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – VPR can be particularly important if your home contains any appliances that must remain on at all times, such as a medical device or a sump pump. Fortunately, the Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD should be able to provide at least enough power to these appliances during a surge event due to its VPR at 500 volts and 800 volts for L-N and L-L modes, respectively.
Mode of Protection – 7/10
Why Did It Earn this Score? – Generally speaking, smaller whole home surge protection devices contain fewer modes of protection. As such, we don’t want to hold the fact that the Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD only makes use of L-N and L-L modes against this model’s manufacturer. Still, though, folks who want to make use of the other two primary modes of protection – N-G and L-G – will need to find another option that still falls within the Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD’s sub-$100 price range.
The Final Verdict
Don’t let its average score deter you – the Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD is a worthwhile whole home surge protection device that small to mid-sized home owners can truly appreciate. Between its ultra-durable Type 1 enclosure and its use of circuit-based surge suppression technology, you can count on this model to meet and potentially exceed its rated capacity to manage 50,000 amp surges. After taking into account its sub-$100 price tag and useful 5-year warranty, you can be fully certain that the Schneider Electric HOM250PSPD will be a valuable addition to your home’s electric grid.