Trying to add a surge protector at a sub panel by pool. The 240 circuit runs from the main load panel on side of house to sub panel by pool - red, black and green only - to a disconnect and the pump. The surge protector (Intermatic PS3000) has two black and one white wire only. No other wires. I was planning to connect the two black wires to the red and the black from the 240 circuit at the disconnect, but am stumped with where to attach the third wire.
I am adding a whole house surge protector, but also one at the pump for extra protection because the variable speed pump has an on board electronic unit that is more sensitive and according to many reviews, can be troublesome. Kind of like adding a surge protector next to electronics inside.
I understand that at the main load center the white/neutral would go to the ground/neutral bus bar, but that according to code, at a sub panel, it should go to a neutral bus that is isolated from the ground bus. Otherwise, as I understand it, you can end up with neutral current on the ground wire.
At the sub panel, the ground bar is bonded to the rebar in the pool. Intermatic says they get this question all the time and that they tell everyone to connect the white wire to the ground at the sub panel and tape it green. Intermatic tech support even says they are trying to get the color of the wire changed to green by production. Two local electricians have said this is fine also, even though it might not be 100% code. I am asking here because I believe the advice is very considered and expert, and I want to be safe and follow code.
There is also a 110 circuit running from the main load center directly to the sub panel. This circuit has a neutral on it. A ‘professional’ pool installer which sets up pumps routinely said that he regularly grabs neutrals from other circuits and that it would be fine to connect the white wire from the surge protector to the neutral on the 110 circuit. This makes me a little nervous as it seems like I would be mixing a 110 circuit with a 240 circuit.
I would really appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you.