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Bryson
60 Amp Double Pole Breaker

Hi, Could any one explain to me what a 60 Amp Double Pole Breaker is and how it differs from a normal breaker.

Thanks,
Bryson

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Re: 60 Amp Double Pole Breaker

A 60 amp double pole breaker is a breaker rated at 60 amps , it has two hot terminals and is used to protect a 240 amp circuit (residential use like a range circuit) it takes up 2 spaces in a panel and "normal" breaker is a single pole breaker it is only connected to one hot and is used for 120 v circuits (residential use like lighting circuits) and takes up one space in a panel.
Jack

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