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Old 08-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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Funky old ITE panel


Hey folks, I'm wondering if anyone's ever seen an ITE Bulldog panel that isn't a pushmatic. This one's got a single column of big horizontal rocker switches, about 3" wide. Sorry, no picture yet, maybe later tonight.

This panel is in a shared workshop space I use, it looks like a pretty old building. The reason I'm looking at it is that someone tripped a circuit, and we can't find a tripped breaker anywhere.

The label on one of the switches in this panel makes me think maybe it controls the affected circuit, but none of the switches appear visibly tripped. This has me wondering if maybe these breakers just don't show when they're tripped. Or maybe it's not a breaker at all, but rather a set of fused switches. I'm vaguely afraid to touch it until I have some more info.

So, do any of the sparkies on board here have any idea what I'm talking about?
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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Are you sure there's not a GFCI somewhere in the circuit?
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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Are you sure there's not a GFCI somewhere in the circuit?
No, actually, I'm not. Thanks for the reminder! I'll check around for one. I'm fairly sure the circuit tripped on overload, but a GFCI is a possibility at least.
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No, actually, I'm not. Thanks for the reminder! I'll check around for one. I'm fairly sure the circuit tripped on overload, but a GFCI is a possibility at least.
I've seen motors and other inductive loads trip GFCI first in an overload situation.... that's why I asked! Good luck!
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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I know the circuit was tripped by a MIG welder. The guy kept tripping the circuit breaker on a power strip he was using, so he plugged it directly into the outlet, with predictable results. It would make sense for there to be a GFCI, as the outlets are right inside a loading dock door. So I'll try to find it if it exists.

In the mean time, if someone does have any idea about this panel it'd be awesome. Even if I solve this without having to touch it, I'm still very curious about it. I've never seen another one like it. And I'll definitely try to take a picture while I'm there tonight.
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Looks like someone figured this out today. There was a screw-in fuse holder on one of the junction boxes for this circuit, hidden in an overhead storage area. The fuse was blown.

Still curious about the funky panel though.
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That sounds like a main power distribution panelboard. Do you have other panels in the same building?
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