circuit breaker question

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by fjbvax, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. fjbvax

    fjbvax New Member

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    Hi. I have a Cutler Hammer 200Amp electric panel box and want to add a 20 amp breaker dedicated to a new side by side refrig.. I find that their breakers are identified with 'CH' or 'BR'. The panel is 7 years old. Inside the door is a label with numerous 'CH's and one 'BR' listed. I'm not sure which one to buy.Can you help me? Thank You
  2. TedL

    TedL New Member

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    Look in the panel for the breaker that supplies your laundry. It s/b a 20 amp.
    Look at your open slots. Can they take the same?

    You'll find a selection of breakers for CH panels at the big blue box. Unless space is an issue, a single pole full size (width) breaker will work.
  3. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

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    What color are the breaker handles and what color is the box?

    Tan? good chance it is a CH which is the higher end model. BR is the cheaper yet adequate model.

    Black breaker handles with a gray box then probably a BR.
  4. TedL

    TedL New Member

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    In any case, the simple answer is that a sample of what you need is almost certainly sitting in the box in front of you.
  5. fjbvax

    fjbvax New Member

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    TedL,
    Thank's very much. I'll do what you said. Floridian
  6. fjbvax

    fjbvax New Member

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    jar546 Thank's very much. I'll check the box,color's etc.. Floridian
  7. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

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    Breakers....

    Tan = CH

    Black = BR
  8. fjbvax

    fjbvax New Member

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    220/221 Thank's very much. Good tip.
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