What is a QO load center?

What is a QO load center?

QO Plug-on Neutral Load Centers and CAFI Circuit Breakers are engineered for a quick Plug-on Neutral connection on every circuit. Designed for reliability, the QO Plug-on Neutral CAFI Circuit Breakers connect directly to the neutral bar, providing a time- and labor-saving installation.

What size load center do I need?

For older homes, 100-amp service is common while 200-amp service is common for newer homes. For very large homes and homes with greater electrical needs, 400-amp service is common. However, service is typically routed through two or more 200-amp load centers.

What does 30 space 40 circuit panel mean?

30/40 means 30 full-size spaces, 40 circuits. 40/40 is 40 full size spaces for 40 circuits. The 30/40 would need to use 10 tandem breakers (half size or 2 in one) to utilize the full 40 circuits. The overall size of a 40/40 allows for ease in wiring and a nicer looking install.

What is the difference between QO and Homeline?

The main difference between the two is that the Homeline is rated for residential use only. The Qo is not only rated for business use, but it comes in more size options, up to 3-pole breakers. The costs are negligible for each; the Homeline is $4-5 whereas the Qo is $9-10. What Does a Circuit Breaker Do?

What is a QO panel?

The Square D “QO” line of miniature circuit breakers is their best-known product line. These “Qwik-Open” or QO breakers are the fastest opening breakers in use in the industry. These breakers feature a visual trip indicator and make it easy to quickly spot the tripped breaker in the panel.

What is a main lug load center?

load center. A main lug type load center does not have a main circuit breaker. The incoming supply cables are connected directly to the main lugs and bus bars. Main lug units are primarily used as a distribution panel where there is a main breaker upstream in the system.

Is load power in or out?

At the second device, the line is the power source coming in from the first device; the load is the wire going out to the third device on the circuit, and so on. The same meaning can apply to the device itself. The line side of an outlet is where you connect the incoming source power.

What does a 40 80 panel mean?

40 tandems = 80 circuits. 40 sp’s = 40 circuits, no matter how many wires.

What is a tandem circuit breaker?

A tandem circuit breaker is a double circuit breaker that takes up the space of a single circuit breaker on a panelboard. While a two-pole circuit breaker gets connected to two different poles at a panelboard and has a common trip or a handle tie for simultaneous disconnecting of two poles, a tandem breaker does not.

Is QO compatible with Homeline?

Square D Homeline breakers are compatible with Homeline breaker boxes and CSEDs. Square D QO breakers are compatible with QO breaker boxes and CSEDs. Each ANSI-certified and UL-listed.

Are QO and QOB breakers interchangeable?

A QO breaker is plug on mounting, and can be used in QO load centers, old NQO and NQOD panelboards, and current NQ panelboards. A QOB breaker uses a bolt-on connection to the bus, and can be used in old NQOB and NQOD panelboards, and current NQ panelboards. Otherwise the breakers are the same.

What are the ACCES for a Qo load center?

QO Load Center Acces… Circuit Identification Stickers Circuit identification stickers for use on cover directory labels to identify branch circuits Provides means of sealing trim mounting screws on QO load center covers

What kind of circuit breaker does a Qo load center use?

Use with QO612L100DF/S, QO612L100DFCU/SCU, QO612L100DTF/S, QO816L100DF/S, QO816L100DFCU/SCU, QO816L100DTF/S, QO48M30DSGP, or QO48M60DSGP Fills main circuit breaker opening in convertible load center covers 100–125 A Fills main circuit breaker opening in convertible load center covers 150–225 A

What are the qom1 convertible main load centers?

Series S01 and S02 For 1Ø 150–225 ampere convertible main load centers. Series S01 and S02 Service Entrance Barriers QO / Homeline 1Ø 100–125 A QOM1 convertible main load centers QO / Homeline 1Ø 150–225 A QOM2 convertible main load centers Generator Circuit Breaker Interlock Kit

What kind of main load center do I Need?

For use on all Homeline and QO 125A convertible main load centers For use on QO 150A–225A convertible main load centers Field-installed for 4 AWG to 300 kcmil Al/Cu wire. Use in Series S, Replacement Cover Directory Label