Mixing circuit breaker brands - code violation?

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  1. derek

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    I need to add approx 6 new circuits in my Cutler-Hammer main panel. They are of CH type and I don't think I can find the tandem breakers (CHT2020) I need locally. Can I use another brand with same ratings/same form factor if I could find one? Would this be any type of code violation? TIA.
     
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    I am not an electrician but I wouldn't think that a different brand would be any type of code violation at all. You just need to make sure that it is the same type of rating and form factor.

    I would just call your city department that handles electrical permits and they should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do.

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  3. Patrick Young

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    Derek and Parker,

    Normally circuit breakers are brand specific and grade specific single phase and three phase, ie one brand will not fit another.

    If no one posts by friday I will ask my electrician buddies at work and I will let you know for sure.

    Pat
     
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    I had the impression that, say, a square D breaker wouldn't fit in a CH box, but I really don't know.

    Leo
     

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