On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 07:28:51 -0500, "RBM" <rbm2(remove
Why would anyone believe anything posted to a BLOG?
You get more misinformation on them things than you do on these
newsgroups.... If you want solid facts, read articles on ftc.gov
(federal trade commission) and others that have substance.
They were cheaply built panels and breakers designed to meet a price
point (much like the "all this for $399 dell computers") so that when
customers demanded a cheap price that is what was installed. They are
well known for issues such as not tripping during a fault.
What rumors I'd heard: The "UL" label was not awarded to FPE during
testing. FPE just slapped a UL label on after the fact, and started
selling. So the problem was at the beginning. I changed mine out long
ago during an upgrade, and have a bunch of FPE breakers sitting in a
box in the shop. They're for sale! Tom
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