What are Federal Pacific breakers?
Simply so, what breaker is compatible with Federal Pacific?
From the Manufacturer. This 120 volt Federal Pacific Electric, 20 amp, single pole, thin series replacement circuit breaker is used in a Federal Pacific (FPE) load center.
Subsequently, question is, are Federal Pacific breakers safe? Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) sold millions of panels between the 1950's and 1980's. Testing by the Consumer Product Safety Commision has shown these breakers to have an unacceptably high rate of failure, which creates a safety hazard.
Beside this, what is the problem with Federal Pacific breakers?
A circuit breaker that fails to trip could cause a fire or personal injury. The problem with Federal pacific breaker panels is that some of the double pole 220 volt circuit breakers and some of the single pole 120 volt circuit breakers may not operate as intended if overloaded.
When were Federal Pacific panels recall?
Federal Pacific and Zinsco are both manufacturers of electrical panels that were recalled in a class action law suit from 2002.