Buying Replacement Cutler Hammer Circuit Breakers

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Buying Replacement Cutler Hammer Circuit Breakers

There are a wide variety of Cutler Hammer circuit breakers available for purchase and installation. Do you need to replace or upgrade some of your current circuit breakers? It's easy to buy Cutler Hammer breakers when you just need to purchase an identical replacement, but if you need to replace insufficient or obsolete breakers, you need some additional information. How many poles do you need? How many amps and volts? If these questions are over your head, consider getting the advice of an electrician before making your purchase--especially if you need a circuit breaker with greater capacity. If such data is second nature, you'll have no problem quickly identifying the replacements you need.

Once you have your new Cutler Hammer circuit breakers, you can either have an electrician install them for you or do a self-installation if you understand how the install works. Remember that a circuit box has enough electricity to kill. Never attempt an installation without shutting off the power completely. Always test the system with a volt meter to make absolutely sure there is no current going to the box. If you don't know how to use a voltmeter, do not attempt the installation yourself. Leave it to the experts.

   

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