Cutler-Hammer and Siemens will work. (Be sure to choose the right type,
though.) However, by using breakers other than those made by the load center
(breaker box) manufacturer, the box is no longer UL approved -- unless the
alternate breakers have been submitted for approval with the Bryant load
center by the alternative manufacturer. I don't know offhand if
Cutler-Hammer or Siemens have had their breakers approved for use with a
Bryand load center. Check their web sites for the latest information.
In any case, since Bryant breakers aren't made anymore, you don't have much
choice, unless you want to change out the load center, which is very
The best buy is Cutler-Hammer, available from Home Depot.
Cutler Hammer has 4 lines of residential breakers, the two most common being CH
and BR. The BR,
which is short for Bryant, are the ones you want. These are easy to spot, as the
different colors for each amp rating (blue fo 15A, red for 20A, green for 30A,
The compatible Cutler Hammer breakers are Underwriters Laboratory
Recognized for use in several panels. The list is available in the
individual breaker package and from Eaton Industries, CHs parent firm.
Thomas & Bettes also makes UR breakers for many panels.
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