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Old 06-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Counterfeit breakers?


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Just a random thought. Aren't those breakers the counterfeit ones? (No white print for amp rating)...

http://www.schneider-electric.us/sit...teristics.page


Someone wanna research and confirm my thought :P
I don't know anything about them, except for your post and this link I found after reading your post.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/08/...es-across-u-s/

Here's a closer look at mine.

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Not necessarily. Older ones didn't have the white paint, but had "raised" lettering. They also had a flat blade screw and not the combo flat/square bit screw.

More info can be found here: http://www.lanl.gov/safety/electrica...t_breakers.pdf

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Electric wholesale houses seem to have a lot of the ones with no Yellow or white paint inside the stamp on the handle. The places that were notorious of selling the counterfeit breakers, were sellers on Amazon, eBay, Lowe's had some, so did Home Depot, also like Do-It-Center's, and some Ace Hardwares.
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The tandems are different, i've never seen one with white lettering. Those breakers appear to be genuine.
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