In case many did not know this, Cutler Hammer has some great new products on the market you all will be seeing on your new home inspections and in older dwellings as well.
A.) New series of UL Classified breakers for use in a wide array of panel enclosures and they are fully compliant to the enclosure they are used with as they provide a inserted UL Sticker to ratify the enclosure’s acceptance of the new UL Breaker.
B.) You will see alot more of their new CHSP whole house surge protection systems that fit in the enclosure and provide ACTUAL surge protection to the house…great market for renovation electricians but you guys will see them also and start to say…what tha HECK.
C.) Also Cutler Hammer has a new system now that where you can remove the GUTS to another enclosure that is not Cutler Hammer and have a custom insert that will go into older style enclosures ( as long as they meet the panel rating of the existing enclosure )…but it will allow for a panelboard change and will meet UL Classification.
D.) Also just in case anyone did not know they also make AFCI’s and GFCI’s now that will work in older panels on systems that MAY NOT have had the option in the past and yes they are UL Classified.
E.) Also they do make AFCI’s for a shared neutral system so in older homes that have this happening you do have an option in the recommend of AFCI’s on the older dwelling.
Just figured i would bring them out so you are aware if you happen to run into them…they also make a panel for the remodel industry that has high placed terminal bars ( silver coated copper ) that allow an approved change over from AL wiring to CU wiring in older remodels…without the need for specialized connection devices.
Look out for them when doing new home inspections and remodels…they are approved for their use.
Disclaimer- No I am not placing an AD for Cutler Hammer. These products are going to be in many dwellings you inspect and hey could be called out if not aware of what they do and their intent…just making you aware and keeping the HI’s informed on changes.