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    Circuit Breaker Manufactures

    I was wondering the replacement breakers for challenger breakers. I was told a bunch of different things, the only one that I am leaning to is TB or a breaker Connecticut?. If anyone could help me out if they know I would appreciate it, also if anyone has listings on breaker replacements that are UL listed like CH breakers etc! or where I could find them THANKS.

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    The direct UL listed replacement for Challenger is Cutler Hammer. If you look carefully at a Cutler Hammer "BR" style plug in breaker it will have two distinct part numbers on it. For instance, a single pole 15 A breaker would be a "BR115" and "C115" - the "BR" standing for Bryant and the "C" standing for Challenger.

    The other option would be a UL Classified breaker, and as far as I know only Cutler Hammer makes them at this time, so it would be pretty pointless to use a Cutler Hammer Classified breaker when a plain ole Cutler Hammer BR breaker would suffice.

    Also, Cutler Hammer BR style breakers are listed for use in Westinghouse and Bryant panelboards in addition to Challenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d
    The direct UL listed replacement for Challenger is Cutler Hammer. If you look carefully at a Cutler Hammer "BR" style plug in breaker it will have two distinct part numbers on it. For instance, a single pole 15 A breaker would be a "BR115" and "C115" - the "BR" standing for Bryant and the "C" standing for Challenger.

    The other option would be a UL Classified breaker, and as far as I know only Cutler Hammer makes them at this time, so it would be pretty pointless to use a Cutler Hammer Classified breaker when a plain ole Cutler Hammer BR breaker would suffice.

    Also, Cutler Hammer BR style breakers are listed for use in Westinghouse and Bryant panelboards in addition to Challenger.
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    Thank you John for the official backup to my statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d
    Thank you John for the official backup to my statement.
    I think that was originally posted by MDShunk.
    John from Baltimore
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    If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos...then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation

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    thanks for the info!

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