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TifcoJim 08-23-2011 08:43 PM

Can a Square D 4 pole circuit breaker be used as a 2 pole circuit breaker.
 
I needed a 2 pole 200 amp breaker for my disconnect. My supplier sent me a 4 pole HOM2200u Square D 200 amp breaker. He told me it can be used as a 4 pole or a 2 pole breaker. Is this true?? I have never seen this done before...its always been my understanding that 4 pole breakers were for 3 phase. Can anyone shed some light on this???

Code05 08-23-2011 09:08 PM

I gotta do a little research on this breaker, I am pretty sure they sent you the wrong one. I will be back.

It is not a three phase breaker.

gregzoll 08-23-2011 09:58 PM

It shows it as a Miniature 2 space breaker.

HOM2200 Circuit Breaker

Miniature Circuit Breaker Standard Type, 200A, 2-Pole, 120/240VAC, HOM, Plug-On



http://ecatalog.squared.com/fulldeta...number=HOM2200

eatures and Specifications

Mounting Type: Plug-On
Ampere Rating: 200A
General Application: Provides overload and short circuit protection
Approvals: UL Listed - CSA Certified
Circuit Breaker Type: Standard
For Use With: Homeline Load Centers
Voltage Rating: 120/240VAC
Depth: 2.98 Inches
Height: 3.13 Inches
Width: 2.00 Inches
Number of Poles: 2-Pole
Short Circuit Current Rating: 10kA
Space Required: 2
Type: HOM
Wire Size: #4-300 AWG/kcmil(Al/Cu)
Terminal Type: Screw

frenchelectrican 08-23-2011 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TifcoJim (Post 713883)
I needed a 2 pole 200 amp breaker for my disconnect. My supplier sent me a 4 pole HOM2200u Square D 200 amp breaker. He told me it can be used as a 4 pole or a 2 pole breaker. Is this true?? I have never seen this done before...its always been my understanding that 4 pole breakers were for 3 phase. Can anyone shed some light on this???

There are couple verison of Homeline 200 amp breaker and the one you have with 4 pole type you can NOT use each one as two pole that is no way due you will trip it fast { the 4 pole will have 100 amp breaker each slot so you will have total of 200 amp per pole ( keep in your mind it is paired )

What the disconnect model number I can able look up to see what the correct breaker to use in that disconnect.


Unforetally C'est is not a 3 phase breaker at all if that was a three phase breaker you will have 6 pole verison of you describing.

again.,, post the disconnect model number we will go from there to assist you with proper one.

Merci,
Marc


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