Can I use a Square D breaker in a Cutler Hammer panel?

Asked By: Gediminas Middlesworth | Last Updated: 8th June, 2020
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Both breakers fit. Only if the model number of the breaker is listed by the box as acceptable. Nope. I believe Eaton -branded breakers and Cutler - Hammer panels are compatible.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, will a Eaton breaker work in a Cutler Hammer panel?

The Eaton Cutler - Hammer 20 Amp 1 in. Single-Pole Type BR Replacement Circuit Breaker is designed to protect house wires from overheating or causing a short-circuit. The UL-listed breaker is compatible with Westinghouse, Challenger and Bryant load centers and has a maximum load of 240-Volt.

Likewise, 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.

Regarding this, are Cutler Hammer and GE breakers compatible?

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.

Are all Square D circuit breakers interchangeable?

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 .

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Are Square D and Eaton breakers interchangeable?

While you now know that Eaton breakers , Westinghouse breakers , Square D breakers , and Cutler-Hammer breakers are largely compatible, you still need to find the exact models you need for your facility.

Are Square D and Siemens breakers interchangeable?

Re: Will Siemens Breakers fit a Square D Box? Only square d qo breakers will fit in that panel period,The homeline panels will fit other breakers but it shouldn't be done except in a temp/emergency situation.

Does Home Depot sell Cutler Hammer breakers?

Eaton - Eaton Cutler - Hammer - Circuit Breakers - Power Distribution - The Home Depot .

Is Cutler Hammer now Eaton?

The Cutler - Hammer name and logo remain registered trademarks of Eaton Corporation. There's a certain energy at Eaton . It's the power of uniting some of the world's most respected names brought together as One Eaton , to build a single brand you can trust to meet every power management need.

What is a CH breaker?


Eaton's Type CH circuit breakers protect the wires in your home from overheating (referred to as an overload) and fault currents (referred to as short circuits). Our CH breakers are 3/4-in. wide and trip to the off position. They are available in 1, 2, or 3 poles from 10 to 150 Amp.

Are CH and BR Breakers interchangeable?

Re: Cutler Hammer CH vs BR
The breakers are physically interchangeable with Homeline, GE, Siemens, Westinghouse, and Murray (a Siemens division), and possibly others. Being physically interchangeable does not mean that it is legal or legitimate per code or UL listing to do so, however.

What breaker replaces Crouse?

Cutler Hammer makes a "CL" breaker that interchanges with crouse hinds type MP. The interesting thing here is that unless the breaker is tested to be used in that panel by UL you cannot use it unless the manufacturer has it tested for replacement purposes and lists it as such or if it appears on the panel label.

What breakers are interchangeable with 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. If the wrong breaker is used it could fail to break (shut off power) during a surge.

What are the different types of Square D breakers?

  • Best Seller Square D Homeline 20 Amp Single-Pole Circuit Breaker.
  • Square D Homeline 20 Amp Single-Pole Plug-On Neutral Dual Function (CAFCI and GFCI) Circuit Breaker.
  • Square D Homeline 20 Amp Single-Pole Plug-On Neutral Combination Arc Fault Circuit Breaker.

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 QP and QT breakers interchangeable?

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.

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 .

Does Eaton make Cutler Hammer?

Today, Eaton Electrical manufactures electrical distribution and control products branded " Eaton " or " Cutler - Hammer " which can replace Westinghouse products in commercial and industrial applications.

Is Siemens and Cutler Hammer the same?


At any rate, a Cutler - Hammer CH breaker won't work in a Siemens . The Murray breakers are 100% identical, and probably roll off the same assembly line. I've drilled apart a Muray and a Siemens breaker, and they're part-for-part exactly the same .

Is Cutler Hammer still in business?

Any former Cutler Hammer circuit breakers or Westinghouse circuit breakers that are still in production are now sold under the Cutler Hammer circuit breaker brand name only. However, as a well established brand name, Westinghouse is still very active.

What does Type BR circuit breaker mean?

Single-Pole Type BR Replacement Circuit Breaker is designed to protect house wires from overheating or causing a short- circuit . The UL-listed breaker is compatible with Westinghouse, Challenger and Bryant load centers and has a maximum load of 240-Volt.
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