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Old 09-16-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Hello again Gurus,

My house was built in 1983. We purchased about 2 years ago, 1 previous owner that had the house built. My panel is a 200A service. Main panel is labeled as Sylvania. However, all the breakers are Gould type QP. I know that they all (ITE, Sylvania, Challenger, Westinghouse) got bought out by Siemens. My 15A GFI breaker for bathroom and outside receptacles is cracked right down the middle on top of breaker and I'd like to replace. It's a good size crack. I removed and found no burning and couldn't smell any burntness on the breaker or panel for that matter. However, I'd like to replace. Can I just use a Siemens (aka Murray) 15A Type QP GFI to replace? I believe the make/model is QF115P.

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... I know that they all (ITE, Sylvania, Challenger, Westinghouse) got bought out by Siemens....
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The Cutler-Hammer BR series is the direct replacement for this panel. If you look at a BR120 breaker it will also have a C120 part number on it. Sylvania became Challenger then Westinghouse purchased the Challenger line but didnít merge the Challenger and Bryant lines together. When Cutler-Hammer purchased the Westinghouse distribution line the merged the two lines together but use the Bryant catalog numbers. The old Sylvania/Challanger numbers are still printed on the breakers so they can be used in older panels.
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Thanks KB. So I could use Eaton BR too, correct?
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And why the Gould QP breakers in there?
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Yes, Cutler-Hammer type BR.
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