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PushECO Residential Unit Installation Instructions

Within the box you should find:

  • 1 PushECO unit
  • 1 panel box coupling device
  • 1 panel box coupling device nut
  • 1 piece of 10-inch tubing

Authorized PushECO dealers and distributors and sales agents shall not be held responsible for any damages — both personal and/or property — which may result from the installation of this product in any fashion that differs from the instructions specified within this instructional guide.

PushECO recommends having the unit installed by a licensed electrician.

In order to reduce the possibility of an electric shock, we recommend shutting down the main panel breaker to remove any electrical power to the panel box prior to the installation.

PushECO 100 Amp & 200 Amp – Installation Instructions

  1. Make a visual assessment on breaker sizes & location.

    • Find the full size double pole 240 volt 20 amp or 30 amp breaker that is designed for your panel. If there is no existing breaker within the home then you can purchase one that is suitable for your panel.
    • Place the breaker precisely below the main breaker using the first two bus line slots which are located on either side of the breaker panel. The unit should be installed in the top slot on the left or right side of the panel — assuming that the main power is coming into the panel from the top. If the main power is coming in from the bottom, then you can make the necessary adjustments to the proper order of the slots.
  2. Remove the cover of the electricity panel.

    WARNING! WHILE THE MAIN PANEL BREAKER MAY BE SHUT OFF, THE WIRE LOCATED ABOVE THE MAIN BREAKER WILL STILL BE LIVE! PRACTICE UTMOST CAUTION TO AVOID INJURY OR DEATH WHICH MAY COME AS A RESULT FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK.


    • Be very careful when inserting the cables into the panel from the PushECO unit.
    • Find the 7/8” knock-out in the panel. It is often the smaller one among the cluster of knock-outs. If a 7/8” knock-out cannot be found in the right location, it will have to be added to the panel.
  3. Position the unit in its desired location & mount the unit — either on the left, right, top, or bottom of the panel in a position nearest to the knock-out and breaker that will be used.

    • Secure the PushECO unit using 2 wall material appropriate screws. (Not included in the box.)
    • Loosen the plastic lock rings on 90 degree elbows.
    • Insert all wires from the 90 degree so that they pass through the flex tubing, through the second 90 degree elbow.
    • Secure and tighten the plastic lock rings.
  4. Attach the knock-out fitting to the panel.

    • Detach the metal lock ring on 90 degree rain tight fitting.
    • Insert all wires through the knock-out opening in the panel and make sure to do so without touching any of the live circuits.
    • Carefully pass lock ring over all the ways up until the 90 degree fitting after which you must screw them on to the threads and secure them well.
    • Allow the wires to hang out of the panel, making sure that the wires do not come into contact with any of the live circuits in the panel.
  5. Attach the PushECO unit to the panel electrical system.

    • Switch off the 20 or 30 amp double breaker that the PushECO unit will be attached to.
    • Cut to a suitable length, strip the ends of the wires, and then connect each of the 2 red wires to the designated screw terminals on the 20 or 30 amp double breaker.
    • Cut to a suitable length, strip the ends of the wires, and then connect the green wire to the ground bar. (The ground bar can be identified by either finding the green wire coming from outside the meter or the wire that has black insulation with a strip of green tape attached to it.)
  6. Arrange the PushECO unit into full operation.

    • If the main panel breaker was switched off then it needs to be switched back on.
    • Switch the PushECO 20 or 30 amp breaker on.
    • Make sure that the red indicator light on the PushECO is lit. Once lit, the unit is activated and ready. Hearing a slight humming sound is perfectly normal and is nothing to worry about.
    • Put all panel covers back in place.
  7. Installation is complete.

Where the PushECO unit needs to be installed in home applications and settings:

The installation of the PushECO unit in residential homes is simple in comparison to installations that would otherwise be made in industrial and commercial settings. In order to maximize the results of the installation, the PushECO unit is to be attached to the uppermost switch located in the residential panel box.

Where the PushECO unit needs to be installed in commercial & industrial applications and settings:

Technically speaking, capacitors should be installed between the transformer and the load. The utility company will distinguish the power system as having a unity power factor regardless of where the power factor correction capacitors are situated on the distribution line as long as they are properly sized. This is known as Power Factor Correction.

Since PushECO units are energy generators, the most effective location for installation of these units would be in locations precisely at the motor where energy is to be consumed; where the units will be able to supply the PushECO reactive current component to the load since the PushECO is capable of storing reactive energy in its magnetic field when the unit charges up and releases it when it discharges. The generator or transformer must still be able to supply the load’s KW needs, but the reactive current component is going to be supplied by the PushECO unit instead of the generator provided by the utility company.

Being distinctively different from other electrical capacitors, the PushECO unit performs as more than just a power factor correction alongside its system-side surge protection facilities; the PushECO unit primarily serves as Power Optimization Technology. Peak performance efficiency and economics is better achieved when the PushECO unit is installed as close to the load as possible because doing so allows the total line current to the load to be reduced significantly, also resulting in a reduction of any voltage drops in the line as well as total losses in the line conductor which may come in the form of heat and/or noise. Other electrical capacitors are not able to provide the optimization value that the PushECO unit does.