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Old 09-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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Are lug's code compliant on this DIY 175A breaker panel? Needed for 10KW PV system


I've never looked at one of these disconnect switches in peson and these are the only images on the internet I could find.
It appears the GE breaker I have would bolt on perfectly onto the black and red lugs in the photos. I'd still have to mechanically mount it in the middle.

If I had the panel in front of me I could tell how the switch wires are set up, but I can't tell from just the photo.

Will this work?


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Old 09-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #17
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disregard above comment about using a circuit breaker, looks like these only take fuses.
Anyone know if GE part # for 175A fuse?
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #18
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Have you tried calling GE directly?

They should know their own parts and it would save you all this frustration.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #19
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"this should be pretty easy at this point."

Sure once I figgure out if the 175Amp fuses are available and where to get them at.

This whole situation would of been pretty easy if Siemens just made a 175A main breaker kit! LOL. The devil is in the details folks. I got folks telling me on other forums doing code calculations and telling me to buy a 180A breaker. LOL, that would be prefect except no one makes them. Now I got people telling me to just pop in a disconnect switch and 175A fuses. Well I know they make 175A fuses, but will they fix this GE disconnect switch?

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #20
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You should not have much issue find them in electrical supply centre the big box store will useally not carry the fuse like this big at all.

I will need to know what model number of that fuse box you have there due I am pretty sure that can use the FRN class fuse however again need to know what model number of that fuse box due there are quite few fuse manufacter do make them in that size.

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #21
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GE 200 amp 250 volt 2 pole outdoor safety switch fusible disconnect tg3224r

I need 175amp fuses.


"You should not have much issue find them in electrical supply centre"


People on other forums told me the same thing about 175A breakers. LOL. I'm betting you're wrong, but I wish you were right!


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Type up FRN-R-175 that is your fuse size ya looking for but they run about 40 to 60 Euros each.

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thank you for the help!
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"You should not have much issue find them in electrical supply centre"

People on other forums told me the same thing about 175A breakers. LOL. I'm betting you're wrong, but I wish you were right!
I have no issue as long you know where to look for and you should be aware that 175 amp breakers are not super common items so you can order them ahead of the time.

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