There are several types of Challenger residential circuit breakers. The most common are the Federal Pacific and Zinsco types. The Challenger type is also common, but it is not as widely used as the other two. The main difference between the Challenger and the other two types is that the Challenger has a higher voltage rating. This means that it can handle more electrical current than the other types. As a result, it is often used in industrial applications. However, it is also suitable for use in residential applications. Another type of Challenger circuit breaker is the Eaton type. This type is similar to the Federal Pacific and Zinsco types, but it has a higher voltage rating. As a result, it is better suited for use in industrial applications.

One of the most important parts of maintaining a home is making sure that the electrical system is up to date and running smoothly. One way to do this is to regularly check and replace circuit breakers. Challenger is one brand of circuit breaker that is widely used in homes. However, over time, these breakers can become obsolete and need to be replaced. When replacing a Challenger breaker, it is important to first locate and identify the correct breaker. Obsolete models may no longer be available, so it is important to find out what the part number is before ordering a replacement. JRL Electric Supply Inc is a great resource for finding replacement parts for all types of electrical equipment. With their help, you can be sure to find the right breaker for your home.

Looking at the images above, you can see several different types of Challenger Residential styles of Circuit Breakers that were used in their panels. From left to right, here are the different types to help you identify what you need.

Left side is actually Zinsco Type Q. These were used in Challenger panels. The second from the right is the actual full size Challenger series Circuit Breaker type C.

The second from the right if Federal Pacific. These also were used in Challenger Panels. The far right is a Challenger type A (half size) These had clips on either the right or left side to connectg to the busbar.

Most Challenger panels will hacve the actual challenger Circuit Breakers Installed. If you need help, we at JRL Electric Supply Inc. will be happy to assist you.