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How to Save 20 Minutes On Your Circuit Breaker Installation Project!

Saturday, 06 October 2018 328
Saving 20 minutes installing circuit breakers in a load center seems impossible. We have been there, we know that it's tough to imagine but it is not impossible, nor does it require magic or excessive amounts of caffeinated drinks. What's a seemingly small time waster when installing breakers but adds up with every breaker? The solution is pigtails on the mix arc fault breakers. Wiring in every pigtail takes 2 minutes typically. Based on National Electric Code adoption, houses can have 10 breakers or more, so run the math and you are spending about 20 minutes just installing those pigtails.

Saving 20 minutes installing circuit breakers in a load center seems impossible. We have been there, we know that it's tough to imagine but it is not impossible, nor does it require magic or excessive amounts of caffeinated drinks.

What's a seemingly small time waster when installing breakers but adds up with every breaker? The solution is pigtails on the mix arc fault breakers. Wiring in every pigtail takes 2 minutes typically. Based on National Electric Code adoption, houses can have 10 breakers or more, so run the math and you are spending about 20 minutes just installing those pigtails.

How to Save 20 Minutes On Your Circuit Breaker Install

What is the solution? The new Square D Twist on Neutral panels & breakers. These CAFI breakers don't have any pigtails! The Square D Twist on Neutral load center includes a completely distributed neutral bar running down the side. This is so much simpler than a pigtail. There you have it, Square D Plug-on Neutral panels & Gamble only saved you 20 minutes at work!

Where can you get this time to save innovative product line? Both the Homeline and QO Square D Plug-on Neutral product lines are offered at The Home Depot. You can even save your material costs with the Square D Plug-on Neutral value pack. It features the cover and a choice of breakers (three 20 amp 1-pole breakers and two 30 amp 2-pole breakers). At The Home Depot, it is SKU 1000040129 --Homeline 200 Amp 30-Space 60-Circuit Indoor Main Breaker Load Center with Cover and Breakers--Value Package.

While saving time is the most exciting feature about the Square D Twist on Neutral panels & breakers, there is more. With fewer wires involved with the setup, the clean, compact load center makes inspections faster and simpler. You will also have more gutter space making potential repairs and upgrades easier to get. Furthermore, multiple kinds of breakers can be installed anywhere on the busbar, which means you will have more flexibility than ever before to get the work done.

If for some reason you should use a pigtailed breaker, it's compatible with the new Square D Plug-on Neutral panel. Of class, it is going to take more time because you will need to wire in these pigtails. But it's better to know you have this choice just in case.

All Square D Plug-on Neutral CAFI and Double Function circuit breakers also come equipped with TIME SAVER Diagnostics which offers additional circuit information at the touch of a button.

Yes, the Square D Twist on Neutral panels & breakers provides an assortment of products to fulfill the specifications of the breaker installs. In actuality, more circuits are needed to possess Combination Arc Fault breakers and Square D Twist on Neutral carries all the CAFI breakers you could desire. Additionally, this new system makes them easier to set up.

If you would like to save time and find an edge in the area, it is time to make the switch to Square D Twist on Neutral panels & breakers. They are readily available at The Home Depot so switching to the new product is suitable. If you truly love wiring pigtails and spending an additional 20 minutes per breaker set up to do so, go right ahead, we won't stop you. However, for those people looking to complete more tasks daily and earn more money by doing this, we will be moving to Square D Twist on Neutral panels & Gamble.


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