Is there an Eaton BR compatible double pole AFCI or AFCI/GFCI?

brycenesbitt

Senior Member
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United States
Is there an Eaton BR compatible double pole AFCI or AFCI/GFCI?
I'd want this for running a single cable for two 20A outlet circuits.

Does anyone other than Eaton make BR breakers?
 

curt swartz

Electrical Contractor - San Jose, CA
Location
San Jose, CA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
The BR (Bryant) line is owned by Eaton so no other company makes BR breakers.

I'm sure they offer a 2-pole AFCI but as far as I know no manufactures make 2-pole Dual Function breakers. I would never run a new AFCI circuit as a multi wire circuit. Use a cable that has separate neutrals (12/2/2 NM cable) or use 2 cables.
 

winnie

Senior Member
Location
Springfield, MA, USA
Occupation
Electric motor research
Siemens makes double pole combination AFCI devices that would likely fit, but I doubt they are listed for use in Eaton panels. Eg Q220AFCP
 

brycenesbitt

Senior Member
Location
United States
I have existing multiwire circuits, and a new BR panel going in, thus the interest in two pole AFCI/GFCI.

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I did find this Eaton chart
"UL Classified Circuit Breaker Replacement Chart "
Showing Eaton UL breakers certified for use in:

Square D HOMELINE
Square D QO
Crouse-Hinds
General Electric
Siemens Murray
Thomas & Betts
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Is there a good online guide to breaker vendors and series, tracing the evolution of breaker
company buyouts and compatibility?
 

winnie

Senior Member
Location
Springfield, MA, USA
Occupation
Electric motor research
Yes, Eaton breakers are 'UL Classified' for Siemens panels, suggesting that Siemens breakers will work in the corresponding Eaton panels. However this has not been officially tested.

For my personal (DIY) use, this was a factor in selecting a Siemens panel. I knew that I could run MWBCs yet comply with AFCI requirements.

-Jon
 

curt swartz

Electrical Contractor - San Jose, CA
Location
San Jose, CA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
Eaton makes a 2 pole BR AFCI breaker (BRL220CAF). The do not offer a 2-pole Dual Function (AF/GFCI). I don't believe any manufacture offers 2-DF breaker.
 
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