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87davidrobinson 01-19-2019 09:52 AM

Breaker Cheatsheet
 
I get a lot of breaker compatibility questions from clients trying to replace their own circuit breakers.

For example - what breakers will fit a Siemens EQ panel or a PowerMark 4020 200 amp panel?

Does anyone know if there is a cheat sheet or something that shows breaker compatibility by panel?

I need something that's relatively customer friendly.

Or any suggestions on how I can deal with all these questions in an efficient manner. I'd like to keep my clients happy for larger jobs.

HackWork 01-19-2019 10:03 AM

I donít know of any type of cheat sheet other than the label on the panel and the wealth of information that we have access to.

I would rather have the customer pay me to go in and find out the exact breaker that they need, then obtain that breaker and install it for them.

99cents 01-19-2019 10:58 AM

A customer who picks your brain so he can do it himself is a customer you don’t need.

wholesale girl 01-19-2019 12:07 PM

Current Eaton breakers for vintage loadcentres (UL + CSA):



eatonenewsletterbuilder.com/uploads/20120413015206VintageLoadcentreSalesAid.pdf



Eaton UL-classified (NOT CSA) replacement breakers:


eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/products/low-voltage-power-distribution-controls-systems/circuit-breakers/classified-circuit-breakers/ul-classified-replacement-circuit-breakers-sa00304001e.pdf



SQ D panel list for Siemens UL-classified(NOT CSA) QD breakers:


usa.siemens.com/powerdistribution/us/en/product-portfolio/circuit-breakers/residential-circuit-breakers/qd-breakers/qd-breakers-tabs/pages/compatibility-list.aspx

wholesale girl 01-19-2019 12:48 PM

for your question specifically about siemens eq loadcentres.. those accept both siemens bolt-on type bq & push on type q breakers.

B-Nabs 01-19-2019 01:06 PM

The right breaker for any panel is the one the customer pays you to install. You are not an information directory.

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Drsparky14 01-19-2019 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B-Nabs (Post 5147446)
The right breaker for any panel is the one the customer pays you to install. You are not an information directory.

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Agreed!!!


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Southeast Power 01-19-2019 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 87davidrobinson (Post 5147272)
I get a lot of breaker compatibility questions from clients trying to replace their own circuit breakers.

For example - what breakers will fit a Siemens EQ panel or a PowerMark 4020 200 amp panel?

Does anyone know if there is a cheat sheet or something that shows breaker compatibility by panel?

I need something that's relatively customer friendly.

Or any suggestions on how I can deal with all these questions in an efficient manner. I'd like to keep my clients happy for larger jobs.

I have that sheet.
I'll try to post it

Wirenuting 01-19-2019 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Southeast Power (Post 5147574)
I have that sheet.
I'll try to post it

Didn't you post it a few years ago?

CTshockhazard 01-20-2019 08:34 AM

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Pretty sure I got this from a post on here.



Cutle Hammers Classified Breakers:

JoeSparky 01-20-2019 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CTshockhazard (Post 5148086)
Pretty sure I got this from a post on here.



Cutle Hammers Classified Breakers:


Ironically enough, you can't Eaton CL breakers to replace Eaton BR. They are the same Fcuking breaker with a different label
:confused1:

MTW 01-20-2019 03:04 PM

I always try to match the breaker to the panel make whenever possible because I think using the wrong breaker is lazy and hack. That being said, if the panel is really old or obsolete, I'll use whatever I have.

MechanicalDVR 01-20-2019 05:01 PM

To me mismatched breakers just sounds like a chance at a day off to be spent in court!

frenchelectrican 01-20-2019 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MechanicalDVR (Post 5148406)
To me mismatched breakers just sounds like a chance at a day off to be spent in court!

And any damaged caused by mismatched or unapproved breaker in the panel the insurance will pretty much turndown the payment for repairs.,,

That why I dont show the listing of cross reference sheet to the customers at all unless they get their info from one of the big arse box store to see the listing there.

from time to time I have few customers asked me that question and I say the same answer often .,, " I have to see it first before I can reply the correct answer "

MechanicalDVR 01-20-2019 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 5148438)
And any damaged caused by mismatched or unapproved breaker in the panel the insurance will pretty much turndown the payment for repairs.,,

That why I dont show the listing of cross reference sheet to the customers at all unless they get their info from one of the big arse box store to see the listing there.

from time to time I have few customers asked me that question and I say the same answer often .,, " I have to see it first before I can reply the correct answer "

:thumbsup:

I've never been sued and i really like it that way!

breaker expert 01-22-2019 04:53 PM

EQ Panel replacement breaker
 
The Siemens EQ Panel usually uses Plug-n type residential Circuit breakers.
If the breaker says EQ-P it is a plug-in. I do not know how to upload pics

This circuit breaker is available new for under $5.00. It is best to replace any circuit breakers with the same manufacture so it will pass code.

If this site allows direct contact, I will be happy to assist you. Your circuit breaker is not a problem to get.
If you need any information about any type of breaker, I probably know the answer

HackWork 01-22-2019 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by breaker expert (Post 5149600)
If you need any information about any type of breaker, I probably know the answer

That's good to know. I'm sort of a big deal too, so we should stick together.

MTW 01-22-2019 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MechanicalDVR (Post 5148406)
To me mismatched breakers just sounds like a chance at a day off to be spent in court!

:rolleyes::no:

Wardenclyffe 01-22-2019 06:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 5149616)
That's good to know. I'm sort of a big deal too, so we should stick together.

sort of,

The_Modifier 01-22-2019 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by breaker expert (Post 5149600)
The Siemens EQ Panel usually uses Plug-n type residential Circuit breakers.
If the breaker says EQ-P it is a plug-in. I do not know how to upload pics

This circuit breaker is available new for under $5.00. It is best to replace any circuit breakers with the same manufacture so it will pass code.

If this site allows direct contact, I will be happy to assist you. Your circuit breaker is not a problem to get.
If you need any information about any type of breaker, I probably know the answer

Fill out you profile AS PER THE REGISTRATION AGREEMENT when you signed up.

Specifically your electrically related profession and maybe a genreal location- I'm sure the prices in Canada aren't the same for The US, Australia or the UK- remember this site caters to a lot of electricians world wide. ;)


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