I am looking for some recommendations on a residential over-voltage protection device. (Not just a surge protector) I have recently experienced for the 3rd time in 10 years, a broken neutral line on the utility pole feeding my house. This usually happens when the bare neutral is weakened by squirrels chewing on it (according to the power company) and then a limb will fall on the line and break the wire. When this happens, 240V goes through everything in my house until either something fries and trips a circuit breaker or I discover it and shut off the main breaker. It has happened to some of my neighbors as well. The utility company doesn't seem to mind that it happens but I think my insurance company, like me, is getting tired of it. Any recommendations? I would like to have something that I can install at the meter base or at the main 200A distribution panel.
-Just curious, have any of you run into this situation before?
[ February 20, 2005, 10:21 PM: Message edited by: jokirk ]