What is a double pole 60 amp breaker used for?

What is a double pole 60 amp breaker used for?

The Square D by Schneider Electric Homeline 60 Amp Two-Pole Circuit Breaker is used for overload and short-circuit protection of your electrical system. This breaker is compatible with Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The ANSI-certified and UL-listed unit is rated for 120/240 VAC and 10,000 AIR.

Can you replace Federal Pacific breakers?

According to many electrical experts and home inspectors, Federal Pacific breakers replacement on its own may not be a good idea. Instead, they recommend that the entire electrical panel should be replaced, saying that the replacement of FPE Stab-Lok breakers is unlikely to reduce the risk of trip failure.

How many breakers can you have on a 60 amp panel?

Modern 60-amp electrical panels are purpose-built as sub-panels and generally only have 8 to 10 slots available for circuit breakers.

What’s the difference between single pole and double pole breakers?

A single pole breaker is typically used with 120-volt circuits, 15-20 amps. They are constructed with one hot wire and one neutral wire. A double pole breaker is primarily used with a 240-volt circuit, 20-60 amps and consists of two hot wires.

Are all Federal Pacific panels bad?

Not every Federal Pacific panel is dangerous. The breakers with the problems seem to be limited to the Stab-Lok brand so identifying that style is most important. Any breaker box installed before the 1990s may be one of these Federal Pacific panels so that means any house built before the 1990s is potentially at risk.

How many amps is a 60 amp double pole breaker?


Breaker Type Double Pole Electrical Product Type
Interruption Type Standard Trip Maximum Amperage (amps)
Mounting Type Plug-On Number of Poles
Pack Size 1 Power Distribution Features
Product Weight (lb.) .68 Returnable

What size wire is required for a 60 amp breaker?

60 amp wire size is either 6 AWG or 4 AWG wire (AWG stands for American Wire Gauge; standard wire sizing is the US) for 220V voltage. An amateur will use a 6 AWG wire size for 60 amp 220V. A professional will always use 4 AWG wire size for 60 amp 220V.