What breakers are compatible with GE panel?

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Siemens breakers can be used in GE breaker boxes, and they are generally known to be compatible. Match the size and voltage requirements when using Siemens breakers, as using the wrong breakers can have dangerous results. If the wrong breaker is used it could fail to break (shut off power) during a surge.

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In respect to this, are GE and Eaton breakers interchangeable?

Not all of the "so called" interchangeable breakers are U.L. Listed to be interchanged. Not all breakers are interchangeable; there are many many types of breakers including bolt-in breakers. When it comes to plug-in breakers, Square D QO and Cutler-Hammer CH and a few others will not physically fit other panels.

Also Know, which breakers are interchangeable? There is no such thing as an interchangeable circuit breaker. There are however CLASSIFIED breakers that are suitable only for replacement of certain breakers in certain panelboards.

Similarly, will a Murray breaker fit in a GE panel?

Nail-on GE breakers might work too. There are no breakers acceptable for use in a Murray panel. The Murray panel is, in itself, totally unacceptable.

Do circuit breakers need to be the same brand as the panel?

The circuit load will determine the breaker size you need – and you'll need to make sure to get the right brand, as all breakers are not interchangeable. Brand: Always install the correct brand of breakers in your breaker panel. While some breakers are interchangeable, many are not, even if they look the same.

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Are Square D and GE breakers interchangeable?

Is a Square D breaker allowed in a General Electric panel?? Nope, Square d does not list their breakers for use in other panels. It might be better to say they do not make classified breakers. A classified breaker is one that has been tested by a 3rd party.

Are Siemens and GE breakers compatible?

Siemens fits GE
Siemens breakers can be used in GE breaker boxes, and they are generally known to be compatible. Match the size and voltage requirements when using Siemens breakers, as using the wrong breakers can have dangerous results. This could lead to a meltdown of the breaker box, and even a fire.

Are Eaton and Cutler Hammer breakers the same?

Cutler-Hammer and the Eaton family of products are the same and compatible. Parts number have not changed, just the Eaton name has been placed on the product. For more on the Cutler Hammer brand click here Cutler Hammer Brand.

Does GE make tandem breakers?

Ge does not use tandem breaker but rather slim breakers. Basically they are half the thickness of a full size breaker and you can put two in the place of a single full size breaker.

What circuit breakers are compatible with Eaton?


The UL-listed breaker is compatible with Westinghouse, Challenger and Bryant load centers and has a maximum load of 240-Volt.

Will a GE breaker fit in a Challenger panel?

Re: Challenger panel with GE and Westinghouse breakers
Unless the breakers are UL listed OEM & speced by the manufacturer or UL classified for THAT panel they cannot be used just because they "fit".

Are Siemens and Murray breakers compatible?

Siemens and Murray are indeed the same company. The parts are physically interchangeable (and AFAICT, identical except the label), but Murray breakers are technically not certified for the Siemens panels, and thus not allowed by NEC code.

What replaces a Murray breaker?

Square D Circuit Breakers: Square D breakers work on the same principles as their Murray equivalents. The advantages of Square D breakers include a very robust design and easy installation. Square D circuit breakers function reliably and are very safe.

What is a THQL breaker?

thqp is a thin breaker. thql is a thick breaker. They both fit in the same panel. If you have room for a thick breaker then you can use thick or thin breaker.

Are all GE breakers the same?


You cannot approach it from the GE panel side, their answer will always be the same: GE. From the standpoint of any panel manufacturer, they NEVER list their panels to be used with anything other than their own breakers.

Will a Murray breaker fit in a Cutler Hammer panel?

Cutler Hammer has a UL Classified Circuit Breaker Replacement Chart that claims their CL-1" Classified and CHQ 3/4" Classified breakers are approved and can be installed as replacement breakers in Square D Homeline and QO panels, General Electric panels, Siemens/ITE panels, Murray panels and Thomas & Betts panels.

What breakers are compatible with Siemens QP?

The Siemens QP, QT, QAF, and QPF are the standard "interchangeable" plug-on type breakers used in loadcenters under several brand names including Siemens, Murray, Gould, and Sylvania to name the most common. It also fits most Midwest Power and Milbank Mfg metering equipment.

What does THQL stand for?

One circuit breaker. "

Are circuit breakers universal?

Contrary to the belief that they are all the same and will work in any circuit breaker panel, the fact is just the opposite. Circuit breakers may actually fit, but not properly. Unlike most electrical devices like switches and outlets, circuit breakers are brand specific.

Is ite and Siemens the same?


Siemens IS the owner of all things ITE when it comes to low voltage breakers. Their breakers are not just "compatible" with ITE, they ARE EXACTLY THE SAME breakers, they haven't changed in 25 years or more. There is no difference other than the company name.

What are the 3 types of circuits?

Electric Circuit -Types of Electric Circuit. There are 5 Main Types of Electric Circuit – Close Circuit, Open Circuit, Short Circuit, Series Circuit and Parallel Circuit.

Is a double pole 20 amp breaker 40 amps?

There are two types of standard breakers: single-pole and double-pole. Single-pole breakers are rated for 120 volts and 15 or 20 amps. Double-pole breakers, on the other hand, are typically rated for 20 to 60 amps and supply 240-volt power to large appliances, like electric dryers and ranges.