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Old 05-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Getting ready to buy more breakers for my SD load center....I bought the 'value bundle' at HD....200A with 20 spaces (40 ckts).

I'm one of 'those' who tends to use a lot of breakers....easier to isolate a ckt for troubleshooting or to work on it without having to shut down the house.

The bundle came with a tandem 20/20 breaker....

Lable shows HOMT DP-4075

An internet search shows the DP-4075 breaker averaging around $19.95 ea. But the HD web site shows a SD tandem 20/20 for $7.95....if I zoom into the pic, I see P-1914....everything else looks the same.

What is the difference? Besides price.....

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I did not look your model up, but a residential standard tandem would be less than $10 in most cases.

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Is the DP4075 a tandem or a double pole? With the DP prefix, I would suspect double pole. A tandem Homeline is 1 inch wide, a double pole is 2 inches wide.
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4075 is a double pole not a tandem
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I believe a HOMT is a tandem, but I can't find an HOMT DP 4075 listed in the SQ D catalog.

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An internet search shows the DP-4075 breaker averaging around $19.95 ea.
Internet searches for SqD will bring up a LOT of full retail prices. You need real world prices like the HD one you found.

Do a search for a SqD panel. A 200A panel you can get at the supply house for $150 will show full retail prices of probably $450.
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Is the DP4075 a tandem or a double pole? With the DP prefix, I would suspect double pole. A tandem Homeline is 1 inch wide, a double pole is 2 inches wide.
The one in my hand is 1" wide....tandem....(2 little handles)

I'm just wondering why the big difference....the one I have feels more like comercial quality....I wonder if they ran short and stuck that in there....

I need to go out an look at the others....

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