Federal Pacific Electric Panels and Breakers

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FPE (Federal Pacific Electric) Panels and Breakers

Federal Pacific had lost its UL rating due to faulty breakers that did not tripped during excessive loads. So it is safe to say that these panels need to be replaced. Some of you may have even been living in the house for the last 30 years and never had a problem so why worry now?

What started the concern about these panels and breakers occurred in 1980, when FPE reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that their residential Stab-lok breakers did not fully comply with UL requirements. The CSPC investigated the report, and focused on these breakers. The commission did find the breakers did not "fully comply" with certain calibration tests which measure a breaker's ability to trip off during excessive loads.

How can you tell if your FPE panel box and breakers are a concern? If you have not had a problem with your equipment in the past, you are probably okay. If you want to be sure your panel is safe, then you need to call the licensed electrical experts at Switched Electric. We will remove the breakers from the panel box and check the contacts with the buss bar. If your breakers show signs of overheating or arcing then it is in your family's best interest to replace your old panel with a new one.

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Overall I was very pleased with Switched Electric's work. I originally had them out for the security light, and then based upon that job brought them out for future jobs. Each job was completed as scheduled and with high quality workmanship. Work site was also completely cleaned when done. And time has passed since job completion—and all is working well.

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Switched Electric services the Modesto area including, but not limited to, the following cities:

Modesto • Ceres • Hughson • Oakdale • Riverbank • Turlock • Ripon • Salida • Livingston • Winton • Delhi • Atwater • Merced • Hilmar • Denair • Keyes • Los Banos • Manteca

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(209) 284-5996 • 3848 McHenry Avenue, Suite 135 • Modesto, CA 95356 • Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm