The Challenger Circuit Breaker Replacement Chart is a guide that helps to ensure that the correct replacement breaker is installed in Challenger brand load centers. The chart lists the breakers by model number and provides information on ampacity, voltage, and interrupting rating. This information is critical in making sure that the replacement breaker is compatible with the load center and can safely handle the electrical load. The chart also includes instructions on how to install the replacement breaker. Following these instructions carefully will help to avoid any potential hazards associated with electrical work. The Challenger Circuit Breaker Replacement Chart is an essential tool for anyone who owns a Challenger brand load center.
Challenger Half size Type A Circuit Breaker
The Challenger Electric Type A circuit breaker is a half-inch thick, 10,000 kAIC 15 to 30 amp right side and left clip type for use in load centers such as the Challenger or T&B models.
The Challenger type A ½ size 1 pole Circuit Breaker comes in two different configurations. There is a right side and left side clip. (The clip on the side of the breaker connects to the busbar and the connection is slightly different for right and left side allowing for half size or cheater breakers to both be connected to the same bus connections
The Challenger type a Circuit Breaker is also available in 2 pole configurations.
The part number for the Half Size type A circuit Breakers configurations ar the following
The fist part is the style is A for half size then the number of Poles and then the amperage and then R or L for right or left side clip.
Here is a sample for a 1 pole Half SizeA120R Type A 1 Pole 20 Amp R for right side A120L Type A 1 Pole 20 Amp L for Left side
Here is a sample for a 2 pole Half SizeA220R Type A 2 Pole 20 Amp R for right side A220L Type A 2 Pole 20 Amp L for Left side
The Challenger Electric Type C circuit breaker
The Challenger Electric Type C circuit breaker is a one inch thick, 10,000 kAIC 15 to 100 amp for use in load centers such as the Challenger or T&B models.
The Challenger type C full size 1 pole Circuit Breaker is the full-size standard Challenger plug-in circuit breaker.
The Challenger type C Circuit Breaker is also available in 2 and 3 pole configurations.
Here is a sample for a 1 pole Full Size
C120 Type C 1 Pole 20 Amp
Here is a sample for a 2 pole Full Size
C220 Type C 2 Pole 20 Amp
Here is a sample for a 3 pole Full SizeC320 Type C 3 Pole 20 AmpNon Standard Challenger circuit breakers for Challenger loadcenters
Challenger also used the Federal Pacific and Zinsco Circuit Breakers in their load centers and these are not interchangeable. Here is where it gets tricky
Left This is a Federal Pacific Half Size Circuit Breaker and it was also used in some Challenger Loadcenters
This is a Federal Pacific Full Size Circuit Breaker used in the same loadcenter as the Half Size
Type R38 and RC38
Left the R38 and RC38 have different colors for each amperage, R38 are Half Size Cheater Breakers that have 2 Individual Handles for 2 Different 120 Volt Circuits. The RC38 is a 2 Pole Half Size
Right is Type Q for 1 Poles and type QC for 2 Poles
All Challenger residential circuit breakers have replacements available so there is no need to purchase a used circuit breaker. The replacements fit perfectly and have ETL or UL Certifications depending on what model you need.
I would suggest for the replacements you request the parts by the original part numbers (except for full size type C) and if your supplier does not know what you are talking about, find a different supplier to make sure you receive the correct item the first time. For the Type C replacement, change the letter C with BR and these arer manufactured by Eaton.
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