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Old 07-02-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
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Since Square D is apparently spending a lot of money to inundate the site with advertising, we might as well discuss it.

Looks like a good idea. But I won't pass judgment until I've used one. Has anyone tried it yet?
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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Looks okay....

Maybe they would be nice for when you are changing a panel out, but without the ability to put in a 8-3 or 6-3.... kinda kills the point?

Guess I will have to use one....

I do think that their plug-on neutral breakers are gonna cause us some call backs in the future. I have had many that just don't seem like a good tight fit.
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This is a design that is oriented towards Tract Housing and must obviously trigger no END of SqD follow on C/Bs.

I expect that every NEMA player will jump down this same road.

I expect this design scheme to become the norm because of this.
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I know it's not the same but it kind of reminds me of the old Trlliant panels with the built in connectors
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Since Square D is apparently spending a lot of money to inundate the site with advertising, we might as well discuss it.

Looks like a good idea. But I won't pass judgment until I've used one. Has anyone tried it yet?
I haven't used these panels yet. Looks like a good concept.
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They already had this exact same thing ten years ago. The only difference was it took up the whole top of the can back then.
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It is a little of the.... Fixing problems that don't really exist because we are too lazy to try to fix the ones that actually exist....
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It's going to fly or die based upon pricing.
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I saw this Bridgeport connector at the SH the other day. Anyone use these yet? It appears 6 cables can be installed in this connector. Here's a link:

http://www.bptfittings.com/Home/Prod...00078174740630
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I saw this Bridgeport connector at the SH the other day. Anyone use these yet? It appears 6 cables can be installed in this connector. Here's a link:

http://www.bptfittings.com/Home/Prod...00078174740630
That's a good idea, I wouldn't mind seeing the same thing for a bigger KO though, not tapered. The tapered one would be great when you're out of space, but no need to cram all those wires in a 3/4" hole normally. It seems like it will be hard to see which wires go to which cable once it's in. The time savings is not having to make so many knockouts / set fittings.
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I know it's not the same but it kind of reminds me of the old Trlliant panels with the built in connectors
Which were freaking awesome.
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Wanted to buy one today, QO isn't very popular around here. Not much is stocked, and the pricing is very strange.

One (small but decent sized) supply house got me set up with some kind of "special price program" if I solemnly wore to only install Square D, some kind of factory discount. Easy enough, got everything all worked out, ready to go. Got another house to re-wire, called for this "new pricing". 20A AFCI (combination, not just branch) with plug on neutral is $8.71 CHEAPER at Home Depot. 100 amp indoor main breaker 20/22/24/whatever space $91 at HD, plug on neutral ready. $160ish at supply house, EXTRA for a cover, and NOT P-O-N ready.

Supply house tells me "you're like our only QO guy." I tell them I'd rather leave the Zinscos than put Homeline.
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Homeline works just fine. I saw some of those Bridgeport ones on the counter the other day too.
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I know it's not the same but it kind of reminds me of the old Trlliant panels with the built in connectors
Yeah, they just recycled the same idea except it's in a panel that actually sells as opposed to the Trilliant.
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I had to look up what those were (Trilliant). Looks like they came onto the market about the time I started in this business. I have never seen one outside of the internet.
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