Can I Use a GE Circuit Breaker as a replacement for Another Brand of Circuit Breaker?

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Can I use a different brand for replacement circuit breakers?

Can I Use a GE Circuit Breaker as a replacement for Another Brand of Circuit Breaker?

If you need replacement circuit breakers, it may be tempting to save money by swapping your old make and model with a set of GE breakers or other brands. It can be tricky to order replacement circuit breakers that aren't the exact make and model of the ones previously used in your system. When placing an order, it's best to speak directly to a customer service rep to learn what types of GE circuit breakers may be compatible with your breaker box.

You may be able to locate less expensive replacement General Electric circuit breakers to use, but if they don't match the configuration of your old circuit breakers they may be incompatible. How many poles do you need? How many volts and amps? Know the specs of your old circuit breakers and have them ready when ordering the replacement circuit breakers.

   

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