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Old 02-25-2015, 10:48 AM   #21
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My understanding is Canadian FPE was different than American FPE in the 70s?
Yes, they say Federal Pioneer on them and are grey
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I think it was more because the company was going out of business before UV Industries and then Sharon Steel bought them, neither of those companies knew anything about breakers or UL testing so it was a big mess. Someone during those transactions dropped the ball, I always imagined the EE's in charge of the UL program were laid off at some point.

Ok. Is it true that FPE made a system of levers and magnets to cheat testing? At least thats what I heard on MH.
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I think it was more because the company was going out of business before UV Industries and then Sharon Steel bought them, neither of those companies knew anything about breakers or UL testing so it was a big mess. Someone during those transactions dropped the ball, I always imagined the EE's in charge of the UL program were laid off at some point.

Ok. Is it true that FPE made a system of levers and magnets to cheat testing? At least thats what I heard on MH.
Much like the Eaton video of the nerd sliding the lever that trips the AFCI breaker. Try that at home with an actual arc and see hor far the results differ.
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Much like the Eaton video of the nerd sliding the lever that trips the AFCI breaker. Try that at home with an actual arc and see hor far the results differ.


Oh man that so true...
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Ok. Is it true that FPE made a system of levers and magnets to cheat testing? At least thats what I heard on MH.
LOL, that's a new one, I have no idea.
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LOL, that's a new one, I have no idea.
Who knows to be honest. :/
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we still have those in canada but now sold by schneider, but there was no problem with them in canada
Stab loc Panels i thought were gone...they still have breakers for them though
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yes only breakers are sold, no more panels
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yes only breakers are sold, no more panels
Can some drill open a Canadian stab lock breaker made by Schneider. Im curious if they are using the original guts or the QO guts.
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