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How do I select an appropriate Combination Service Entrance Device (CSED) for an application?

Follow the below steps by answering the questions, for selecting a Square D, Combination Service Entrance Device (CSED). A CSED is a Utility Meter socket with an integrated load center. ALL CSED are Single Phase ONLY. Then click on the link that will guide you to select a catalog number.

Please be sure to Click Here BEFORE starting the below process to make sure this is correct product type for your application.

Note: if the application requires only a load center without a integrated meter socket, see FAQ FA293376 for the selection process.


STEPS for selecting ONLY a CSED

NOTE: it is Most Important to obtain ALL the local Utility Requirements BEFORE selecting and obtaining ANY metering equipment.

ALL CSED are Rainproof (NEMA 3R) devices.
1) Does your local Utility require Ring Type or Ringless Type?
2) Does your local Utility require a Bypass on the meter and if yes, what type of bypass(Slider type, Manual, Test Block, Horn or Lever type)? 
3) Does the device need to be Main Lug or Main Breaker (Main lug means there is NO Main disconnect and the device is designed for the NEC 'Six Service Disconnect Rule'.
4) Does the device need to be a Meter Main or All-In-One?
     A) Meter Main device contains only provisions for 1 up to 6 service disconnects.
     B) All-In-One device contains an integrated load center, if integrated load center, how many full 1-pole spaces are required? (For example: 20 full spaces with no tandem breakers or 20spaces-40circuits by using tandem breakers).
    Note: a Tandem breaker is one that requires One Full Pole Space, but contains Two separate circuits.
5) Does your local Utility require the device to be Overhead or Undergound feed?
6) What maximum amperage rating of the device does the application require (for example, 100amp, 125amp, 200amp, 225amp or 400amp)
7) Does the device need to be Surface Mount (means it mounts surface on a wall) or Semi-Flush Mount (means that it mounts partially in a wall and partially out)
8) Will a Plug-On Neutral Arc Fault Breaker load center be required? 
    
Links to the Combination Service Entrance Devices center catalog numbers:

Choose the following Rainproof, Meter Mains that meets the application:
Rainproof Meter Mains

Choose the following Rainproof, All-In-Ones, 100 to 225 A Maximum, that meets the application:
Rainproof, All-In-Ones, 100 to 225 A Maximum

Choose the following Rainproof, Meter Mains and All-in-Ones, 300-400 Amp that meets the application
Rainproof, Meter Mains and All-In-Ones, 300 to 400 A Maximum

Choose the following RC/QC Solar Ready CSED's that meet the application:
Rainproof, Meter Mains and All-in-Ones, 150 to 225 A Maximum

Choose the following Homeline Solar Ready PoN CSED that meet the application:
Rainproof, Meter Mains and All-In-Ones, 125 to 225 A Maximum
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