Cutler-Hammer Type BR/C and Connecticut Electricare your trustworthy substitute breakers for Challenger panels. If you are planning to install other trusted brands out there, make sure that your local electrical code approves it. Otherwise, expect overloading and fire hazards along the bus bars.
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Will BR Breakers fit a Challenger panel?
As for BR breakers, they cross-listed those Type C, since of course they fit Challenger. This gives Challenger panel owners a super easy upgrade path; simply swap out the vile Type C for Type BR/C for about $5/circuit. To be clear: BR/C isn’t UL-classified for your panel.
When was the Challenger 200 amp main panel installed?
Today, I ran into a Challenger 200-amp main panel, most likely installed in the early 90’s. Most of the breakers were Challenger-brand breakers from the original installation, but some were Siemens-brand breakers from a remodel about 5 years after the house was built.
What breakers should I replace in my panel?
TLDR: Replace everybreaker in your panel with a BR type from Bryant, Cutler Hammer or Eaton, readily available most places that sell breakers. Nothing else should be in your panel – especially not a Challenger (unless you like fires)! For the best answer ever on this subject, see here. Green highlighting added.
Why did they change the challenger to br/c?
They changed its name to BR, so they could outlaw use of the defective Challenger Type C breakers. (The buses remain the same). As for BR breakers, they cross-listed those Type C, since of course they fit Challenger. This gives Challenger panel owners a super easy upgrade path; simply swap out the vile Type C for Type BR/C for about $5/circuit.