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Old 07-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #15
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Think you're right Frank, I'm sure ours has only 3 breakers, the main plus two circuits. So I would think it may not be a good idea to have fuses where it's not hooked up to anything as that puts power in a wire that may be just hanging there with a bare end exposed.
I absolutely agree Bob! How do I get this stuff exposed so I can see what the deal is? I figure this is my weekend project, been too busy at work!

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The front cover snaps on as I recall. Removing it will get you to the innards. The 12 volt wires hang out the back, so depending on how and where the unit is mounted will determine access to the back.
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The front cover snaps on as I recall. Removing it will get you to the innards. The 12 volt wires hang out the back, so depending on how and where the unit is mounted will determine access to the back.
I have good access to the back, but only see main heavy gauge wires there. I'll try to figure out how to snap the front cover off maybe tonight. Thanks!

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The label on your trailer's PD breaker panel says it is CTL rated. The number and type of AC circuit breakers that may be installed in the panel are limited .They do make CTL & NON CTL breakers which are the tandem style IE 15-15. 15- 20. 20 - 20 breakers .Your panel may accept 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 total AC circuits depending on the design of the panel buss.
Non CTL breakers are available at an electrical suppply house
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The label on your trailer's PD breaker panel says it is CTL rated. The number and type of AC circuit breakers that may be installed in the panel are limited .They do make CTL & NON CTL breakers which are the tandem style IE 15-15. 15- 20. 20 - 20 breakers .Your panel may accept 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 total AC circuits depending on the design of the panel buss.
Non CTL breakers are available at an electrical suppply house
Is it safe to use non-CTl breakers in a CTl panel Steve? What kind or brand of breaker do these panels use?

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I think I finally found a manual for this panel: http://www.progressivedyn.com/pdfs/1...ish%20Only.pdf
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Is it safe to use non-CTl breakers in a CTl panel Steve? What kind or brand of breaker do these panels use?

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Electrical panels are UL Listed for a maximum number of circuits IE A 100 amp residential panel is normally listed as a 20 / 24 . The panel will accept 20 full size breakers or 16 full size breakers and 4 tandem breakers (Total of 24 circuits) The CTL tandem breakers will only fit in certain location in the panel based on the buss design. The only difference between a CTL and a NON CTL breaker is the plastic case on the breaker . You can modify a CTL breaker to be a NON CTL with a hacksaw and some patience . Using a NON CTL breaker in place of a CTL breaker or using a NON CTL breaker in a CTL panel to exceed its rating for number of circuits is a technical violation but presents no safety hazard . Look at the existing breakers they will be labeled with the mfg's name, voltage, amperage and interrupting rating.
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Electrical panels are UL Listed for a maximum number of circuits IE A 100 amp residential panel is normally listed as a 20 / 24 . The panel will accept 20 full size breakers or 16 full size breakers and 4 tandem breakers (Total of 24 circuits) The CTL tandem breakers will only fit in certain location in the panel based on the buss design. The only difference between a CTL and a NON CTL breaker is the plastic case on the breaker . You can modify a CTL breaker to be a NON CTL with a hacksaw and some patience . Using a NON CTL breaker in place of a CTL breaker or using a NON CTL breaker in a CTL panel to exceed its rating for number of circuits is a technical violation but presents no safety hazard . Look at the existing breakers they will be labeled with the mfg's name, voltage, amperage and interrupting rating.
Thanks Steve, good info. I'll pull a breaker sometime and see what I have. My plan is to get a new electric/propane water heater next year, and I will need a breaker then.

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From what I can find on the net, I think it's a Eaton Type BR breaker.

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When you open the front door of the controller, there is a screw in the center of the panel that you need to remove before you can snap the front panel off. The plastic is not all that thick and you'll break things if you tug too hard without removing the screw. I'm not sure it's a phillips head screw but I used a phillips screwdriver to remove and reinstall the screw when I did the rewire to install my battery monitor and switch.
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From what I can find on the net, I think it's a Eaton Type BR breaker.

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BR style circuit breakers are Eaton / Cutler Hammer and are available at Menards for about $3 / EA (Single Pole) Eaton / Cutler Hammer also makes a CH line of circuit breakers . The two styles of breakers are not interchangeable .A Square D Homeline circuit breaker will interchange with the BR breaker and fit your panel . Again using a Homeline breaker in a BR panel is not strictly kosher but presents no safety hazard
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When you open the front door of the controller, there is a screw in the center of the panel that you need to remove before you can snap the front panel off. The plastic is not all that thick and you'll break things if you tug too hard without removing the screw. I'm not sure it's a phillips head screw but I used a phillips screwdriver to remove and reinstall the screw when I did the rewire to install my battery monitor and switch.
Excellent! Thanks Brian, it's great to have us ParkLiner folks stick together!

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BR style circuit breakers are Eaton / Cutler Hammer and are available at Menards for about $3 / EA (Single Pole) Eaton / Cutler Hammer also makes a CH line of circuit breakers . The two styles of breakers are not interchangeable .A Square D Homeline circuit breaker will interchange with the BR breaker and fit your panel . Again using a Homeline breaker in a BR panel is not strictly kosher but presents no safety hazard
Thanks Steve, good stuff to know, and I very much appreciate it. I'll keep ya posted!

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