Installing GS Filters in your Home
The aim of filter installation is to clean the electrical circuits in your home of dirty electricity. Once one circuit is clean, it is time to move to the next circuit. Be clear, it is not a matter of cleaning the separate electrical outlets; it’s a matter of cleaning the circuits that the outlets are on.
As patterns of electrical wiring can differ from home-to-home it is best to adhere to the following sequence of instructions.
It is recommended that when conducting the installation of filters that the house is in its normal state with respect to electrical usage. Therefore, turn on the computer, television, and lighting, especially halogen lights. Note that dryers, stoves and 220-volt appliances are linear in nature and do not usually add resistance to the line.
With your GS Microsurge Meter, record readings of the electrical outlets throughout the home. To take a reading, simply plug the meter into an electrical outlet. The meter will not read above 1999, so if you see a 1____ then your readings are above 1999.
Begin installing filters by plugging the meter into the upper receptacle of an outlet, taking a reading, and then plugging the filter into the bottom receptacle. If the meter reading decreases significantly (at least 10 points) then leave the filter installed. If not, remove both the meter and the filter and move to the next outlet.
The key to effective installation is to place the filters as close to the power source as possible. It is recommended that power bars be used (or a “T” extension when necessary) as some appliances show a dramatic benefit from with the installation of two filters.
For a computer, plug two filters into the power bar. For a television, use one or two filters. Plasma or LCD televisions may require three to four filters to achieve desired levels.
Go to the electrical panel and locate outlets that are in close proximity. Install filters. If you have outlets off the A/B Phase (that is, off the electrical panel) place two filters in the A outlets and two filters in the B outlets.
Continue to measure and install filters throughout the rest of the home, though measure the kitchen last.
Kitchens typically feature split receptacles, which means the top and bottom outlets are not related as they are throughout the rest of the house. This allows you to run a toaster and kettle, for example, from the same outlet without blowing a fuse. Therefore, use an extension cord or “T” plug to take a meter reading with the filter installed at the same time for each outlet (upper and lower individually)
For apartment and condominium dwellers who share an adjacent wall with a neighbor, it may be of benefit to ask your neighbor to install filters along the shared wall to lower the readings.
If you are unable to achieve meter readings below 30-50 after installing numerous filters, then it is likely that the source of dirty electricity is due coming from the outside down the hydro lines. This may necessitate filtering the A/B Phase, provided it has not already been done. Please refer to the information below (Installing GS Filters Adjacent to an Electrical Panel). Installing filters on the A/B Phase usually means that fewer filters are required throughout the house.
To add two outlets for both phase A and phase B at your electrical box first acquire the following materials:
Two 4″ by 4″ receptacle (handy) boxes each containing two electrical sockets.
Two offset nipples (conduit connectors) to connect from the panel to each receptacle box.
Color-coded #12 wire (or otherwise suitable wire).
Install the two receptacle boxes in appropriate proximity to the electrical panel. The suggested location is to establish the two receptacle boxes below the electrical panel at a distance that allows the two offset nipples to easily connect between the electrical panel and each of the two boxes.
The electrical connections are made using the #12 color-coded wire as follows:
From the 120 volt A phase terminal block in the panel to both electrical sockets in the first receptacle box.
From the 120 volt B phase terminal block in the panel to both electrical sockets in the second receptacle box.
From the neutral terminal block in the panel to the neutral side of the four electrical sockets in both receptacle boxes.
The receptacle boxes should be grounded to comply with safety and local regulations.
INPUT: 110V- 50/60Hz
Meter Reading (GS Units) Condition Recommended Action
Less than 20 Ideal Monitor weekly
20 to 30 Acceptable Monitor weekly
31 to 39 Marginal Install additional filters
40 or more Undesirable Install additional filters
See our FAQ page for more information on filter use and installation.