Originally posted by CanadianSparky:
I once heard that in order for a circuit breaker to pass its testing it only has to work once and its considered to have done its job. I know in Canada we have a real problem with Federal Pioneer/Stab-Lok, you're lucky to get them to work once.
I have never had any success with FPE, in fact in my the inspectors will not approve any FPE for new construction and will dissuade its continuence and they almost insist on its replacement.
The scary thing is that I just read about it was Air-Force one is protected by FPE. I guess thats why FPE cost 3x more than any other breaker