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Old 07-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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I was hoping to buy a 200A main panel set up for QO breakers (since I already have lots of QO breakers). But they seem to be difficult to find. Are these QO panels getting discontinued? Should I buy a different brand instead??

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Square D still makes QO panels, they're just pushing 'Homeline' for their residential panels now. You can find QO panels at some electrical supply houses

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Try clicking here, for a main breaker QO panel.

I've dealt with these folks before, so they are legit.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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Looks great!!! I like the price too!
I have another question, if you have time.
Since my main disconnect is located outside my house,
do I still need a main breaker inside the house?
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You do not need a main inside if there is a means of disconnect outside. You may find a main breaker panel is cheaper than a main lug panel.
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...Since my main disconnect is located outside my house, do I still need a main breaker inside the house?
Actually, no. And the main lug only panel is much cheaper.

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Thanks KB!
I've followed the link you gave me.
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Home Depot sells both QO and Homeline panels. The Homelines are quite a bit cheaper and certainly good enough for residential use. That's what I used in my house.
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I hate this. Do I get a Homeline unit for my home or do I get the QO??

My wife likes the fact that the QO will turn orange in the window when it pops. I could care less the cost is not overboard.
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Go QO, not the Homeline. Yes, it's a few $ more.

It has a copper plated bus for lower resistance.
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Go QO, not the Homeline. Yes, it's a few $ more.

It has a copper plated bus for lower resistance.
Actually, it is a tin plated copper bus.
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There are exceptions of course, but I've found over the years that you get pretty much what you pay for with electrical equipment.

Generally speaking, the most expensive stuff will take the most abuse while the cheapest stuff is....well.....cheap.

This is certainly true with industrial stuff, but it also carries over to residential.

BTW, my favorite panel is Square D QO.
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Sq D QO or Cutler Hammer CH panels...........copper buss. Homeline is aluminum buss.

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