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Most homes only require one Ting.

However, there are circumstances where more than one Ting is required. Review the information below to determine how many Tings are right for your home.

THE WHISKER TING SENSOR IS DESIGNED TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF ELECTRICAL FIRE HAZARDS PRESENT ON THE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE MAIN BREAKER PANEL THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO TING. IF YOUR HOME HAS MORE THAN ONE MAIN BREAKER PANEL (I.E., THE PANEL HAS ITS OWN DIRECT ELECTRICITY FEED FROM YOUR ELECTRIC METER OR THE UTILITY) THEN YOUR HOME WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE TING. ONE TING IS REQUIRED FOR EACH MAIN BREAKER PANEL. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE MAIN BREAKER PANEL, A SINGLE TING SENSOR WILL NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF ELECTRICAL FIRE HAZARDS ON BOTH PANELS.

IF YOUR HOME HAS A SUB-PANEL CONNECTED TO A MAIN BREAKER PANEL, ONE TING SENSOR WILL COVER THE ELECTRICAL NETWORK OF THE MAIN BREAKER PANEL AND SUB-PANEL IF THE SUB-PANEL IS INSTALLED IN THE SAME PHYSICAL STRUCTURE. IF A SUB-PANEL IS INSTALLED IN A DETACHED OR REMOTE STRUCTURE SEPARATE FROM WHERE THE MAIN BREAKER PANEL IS LOCATED, A SECOND TING WILL BE REQUIRED.

 

How one Ting sensor works in a single building with one main panel

MOST COMMON - Typical Home, Single Structure with One (1) Main Breaker Panel

If your home has a single main breaker panel, one Ting is required. A large majority of homes fall into this scenario.

Single Structure with One (1) Main Breaker Panel with Subpanels

If your home has a sub-panel(s) connected to a main breaker panel, one Ting is required provided the sub-panel(s) is installed in the same physical structure.

How 1 Ting sensor can work in one building with a main panel and a sub-panel
How two Ting sensors can work together in the same building with two main panels

Single Structure with Two (2) Main Breaker Panels

Some larger homes have more than one main breaker panel. If your home has more than one main breaker panel (i.e., the panel has its own direct electricity feed from your electric meter or the utility) then your home will require two (2) Tings, i.e., each main breaker panel requires a Ting.

Detached Structure, Separate Breaker Panel from Main House Breaker Panel

If a separate breaker panel is installed in a detached structure from the main house, each structure requires its own Ting, i.e., two (2) Tings, one for each structure.

Illustration of how two Ting sensors can work together between two buildings with one main panel and sub-panel

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