Circuit Breakers That Are Compatible With ITE

Circuit Breakers That Are Compatible With ITE
••• BernardaSv/iStock/GettyImages

When it comes time to replace an old breaker in an electrical panel, problems do arise. The panel may be obsolete or not well-known, and no longer manufactured. Since breakers are not interchangeable from brand to brand, just finding a breaker to fit may be impossible. This is the case with ITE panels. In 2011, ITE breakers are not well-known, and hard to find. Luckily, ITE and compatible new and refurbished breakers are available, but they are not widely distributed.

Siemens/ITE Home Breakers

In 2011, ITE refurbished breakers are available, but not widely distributed. For example, the Relectric Supply Company stocks a variety of breakers; the Siemens/ITE type B115 is a common breaker used in many panels. It is a 120-volt breaker, with a 15 ampere rating. It is also one pole, meaning it can only be used to protect one circuit in the home.

ABB Breakers

The Asea Brown Boveri company stocks breakers compatible with ITE panels for industrial applications. These are large breakers for industrial power systems, and have a voltage rating anywhere from 200 to 600 volts. The amperage rating varies anywhere from 800 to 4,200 amps, depending on the style.

Siemens Power Breakers

Siemens also manufactures power breakers for the electrical distribution industry. For example, the type HV has a voltage capacity of 5,000 volts, with an amperage rating of either 600 or 1,200 amps. The Type HK is rated for 7,500 volts, with an amperage rating of 1,200 or 2,000 amps, depending on the rating.

Related Articles

Circuit Breakers Compatible With an Electrical Panel
Types of Electrical Cable
Types of Electrical Loads
Definition of KAIC
What Are the Different Types of Ballast?
What Is an Electric Relay?
How to Build DC to AC Power Inverters
Substation Basics
How to Install a Shunt-Trip Circuit Breaker
The Advantages & Disadvantages of Series and Parallel...
How to Calculate 30 KW to Amps
How to Increase 208V to 230V
How Does Electricity Move From the Wind Turbine to...
How to Know a Transistor Number
How to Convert 12 Volt Alternator to 120 Volts
The Difference Between Single Phase & Three Phase Electrical...
How Do Batteries Work? Parts, Types & Terminology (w/...
Who Invented the Circuit Breaker?
How to Calculate How Long a 9 Volt Battery Will Last

Dont Go!

We Have More Great Sciencing Articles!