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Old 01-19-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #2
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I don’t 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.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:07 PM   #4
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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
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for your question specifically about siemens eq loadcentres.. those accept both siemens bolt-on type bq & push on type q breakers.
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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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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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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
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I have that sheet.
I'll try to post it
Didn't you post it a few years ago?
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Pretty sure I got this from a post on here.



Cutle Hammers Classified Breakers:
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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
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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.
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To me mismatched breakers just sounds like a chance at a day off to be spent in court!
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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 "
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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 "


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