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Old 05-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Have a Cutler-Hammer Type CC
Amperes 200
2 pole unit.

Want to put in a few new breakers to run lights and outlets.
How do I know what type and size will work with this breaker box?

I know I want 15 amps based on the wires that is run (14/2 wire)

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The style you need should be right on the breakers you have now.

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The style you need should be right on the breakers you have now.

Or read the manufactures specs, on that piece of paper pasted to your panel dead front. C/H should be available in every big-box in town. Eaton and Murray probably fit... but just get the manufacturer spec.
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Eaton and Murray probably fit... but just get the manufacturer spec.

Not if it is type CH which I THINK it is judging by the main breaker style.
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Not if it is type CH which I THINK it is judging by the main breaker style.

K Buzz... I'm willing to bet you on that......

that you are right.


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It says Class CTL Type CH
120/240 VAC
Cutler-Hammer
AL-CU

When I looked up 15 amp "CH" on Home Depot says it's for use with heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration-equipment applications. ??? Is this correct?
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Or read the manufactures specs, on that piece of paper pasted to your panel dead front. C/H should be available in every big-box in town. Eaton and Murray probably fit... but just get the manufacturer spec.
How do I get the manufacturer specs to know what fits?
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It says Class CTL Type CH
120/240 VAC
Cutler-Hammer
AL-CU

When I looked up 15 amp "CH" on Home Depot says it's for use with heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration-equipment applications. ??? Is this correct?
That will work.
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It says Class CTL Type CH
120/240 VAC
Cutler-Hammer
AL-CU

When I looked up 15 amp "CH" on Home Depot says it's for use with heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration-equipment applications. ??? Is this correct?
And we plan to use it for outlets and also one for 4 canned lights.
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It says Class CTL Type CH
120/240 VAC
Cutler-Hammer
AL-CU

When I looked up 15 amp "CH" on Home Depot says it's for use with heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration-equipment applications. ??? Is this correct?

SD.... CAVEAT... I'm a GC... not a sparky.... but I think (operative word think, not know) :

From what you say and read at HD, I think the Cutler hammer CH panels , using their ch breakers, probably use a breaker that does not trip quite as quickly as some others (current limiting and non-current limiting).

They both trip at overcurrents relatively quickly, but one allows a little overcurrent for motors with a big startup (momentary) draw... like AC etc. Hence that comment was made on HD page.

I do not think you have a choice in your panel to use any other type breaker.

I believe from the spec on your panel, you want the CH style breaker.

Maybe one of our real knowledgeable electrical men will chime in and confirm or explain.

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And we plan to use it for outlets and also one for 4 canned lights.
Still good to go!

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