The Hazards of Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok® Circuit Breaker

If you own a home with a Federal Pacific Electric (PPE) circuit breaker panel with Stab-Lok circuit breakers, you run the risk of breaker malfunction and fire.

Why are Federal Pacific breaker boxes dangerous?

Multiple tests done on the breakers since the 1980s have proven that 1 in 4 Stab-Lok breakers are defective and will not properly trip off.

The breakers inside panels are designed to guard your home against serious electrical problems by preventing circuit overload, short circuits and outside power surges coming into the panel. When an overload occurs, a breaker protects you by tripping, and shutting down the power to the circuit.

However, since there is a defect with the breakers inside the Federal Pacific circuit breaker panel with Stab-Lok circuit breakers, they present a strong probability of failure and not properly tripping.

An estimated 2,800 fires each year directly result from Federal Pacific panel breaker malfunctions. Federal Pacific Electric has been out of business for many years, but the danger and damage caused by their negligence continues.

If you have a Federal Pacific Stab-Lok panel, there is a significant risk of malfunction and should be checked by a licensed electrician.

 

 

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By |2019-06-20T06:35:17+00:00August 12th, 2016|Safety and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on The Hazards of Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok® Circuit Breaker
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