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#64835 - 04/16/06 09:32 PM Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
bwise121 Offline
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Go to this link for a larger view: http://www.declareit.com/gallery2/images/Breaker.jpg

I pulled this from an old apartment. It is a Cutler Hammer sub-panel 120/240 Volt. It looks sort of like a Square D XO breaker. I'm needing a replacement but don't know where to look or what to ask for?

Thanks,
Byron


edited to add small picture

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#64836 - 04/16/06 09:52 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
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Ask for a Square D or Cutler Hammer Type XO

It shouldn’t be a problem to find at the breaker shops. If you can’t find one locally try www.siscobreakers.com or www.baybreakers.com

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#64837 - 04/16/06 10:27 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
bwise121 Offline
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Ah, good links thanks.
It is a Cutler Hammer type XO.

I was told Cutler Hammer and Square D were the same company years ago.

Byron
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#64838 - 04/16/06 11:43 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
rackman1 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
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XO breakers are very old...probably will not find a new one for replacement...maybe a panel replacement is a better solution.
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#64839 - 04/16/06 11:52 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
NORCAL Offline
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Those XOs have been obsolete for 45 plus years, time to consider replacement a used breaker will not come cheap.


In the 70s SQ D tooled up once a year to build replacements, for a bit of useless trivia.
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#64840 - 04/17/06 07:28 AM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
JBD Offline
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Square D and Cutler-Hammer were never the same company. There have been many situations when the "brand labeled" componenets between each other, but that is true of most electrical manufacturers.

In this case Square D sold the manufacturing rights to the XO breaker to C-H back in the 70's.

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#64841 - 04/17/06 03:12 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
steve ancient apprentice Offline
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Perhaps T&B makes a replacement breaker for this. Just a thought.
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#64842 - 04/17/06 05:43 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
distributor x Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
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There is no replacement breaker

I have only seen used ones available, usually ones that electricians have kept after doing panel changes. In the USA are you allowed to install used breakers?
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#64843 - 04/17/06 06:12 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
Check Pilot Offline
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Registered: 11/25/05
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Norcal states, in part:

"Those XOs have been obsolete for 45 plus years..."

Now I feel really old. I can remember installing those when they were new.

And I haven't seen any suppliers that handle those anymore.

Maybe it's time I retire. :-)
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#64844 - 04/17/06 10:09 PM Re: Can someone tell me what Breaker this is?
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Cutler- Hammer sold XOs in the late 1950s, there are subdivisions full of them locally.
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