Compatible Ckt Breakers For A LX112-24 Box by the Federal Pacific Electric Co. ?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Robert11, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest

    Hello

    Want to add a few circuit breakers to an existing box in a residence.

    Hate to pull one out to take to HD, and realize that there are
    many different physical sizes of these things.

    Was wondering if anyone might happen to know what circuit breaker
    models (single pole, 15 amp) will fit in a:

    LX112-24 by the Federal Pacific Electric Company

    who I understand is no longer in business. (true ?)

    Thanks,
    B.
     
    Robert11, Aug 4, 2005
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  2. Robert11

    w_tom Guest

    Re: Compatible Ckt Breakers For A LX112-24 Box by the Federal PacificElectric Co. ?

    One example of a 'behind the meter' surge protector:
    http://www.leaintl.com/pdf/MsaCutsheet.pdf
    They typically cost more money for less joules.

    To combine other posts in this and so many other newsgroups
    into one response: may be good reason why no one will supply
    parts for your breaker box. The manufacturer is Federal
    Pacific or FPE. Box may be the type that has a notoriously
    history. Learn if your breaker box is that dangerous type as
    demonstrated here:
    http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm

    You might consider first replacing the breaker box. This
    would also upgrade the earthing that was not sufficient for
    surge protection 25 years ago.

    Robert11 wrote:
    > Want to add a few circuit breakers to an existing box in a residence.
    >
    > Hate to pull one out to take to HD, and realize that there are
    > many different physical sizes of these things.
    >
    > Was wondering if anyone might happen to know what circuit breaker
    > models (single pole, 15 amp) will fit in a:
    >
    > LX112-24 by the Federal Pacific Electric Company
    >
    > who I understand is no longer in business. (true ?)
     
    w_tom, Aug 5, 2005
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