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Old 25-10-2017, 04:42   #1
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paneltronics circuit breaker replacement

I have a paneltronics 4205 12 volt panel. I need to replace one breaker but I am having a hard time figuring out how to get the old one out and the new one in. I have removed the two screws on the front. I have removed the wires. I need to do more to get the breaker out but it is not obvious to me.
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Picture of breaker/panel?
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Re: paneltronics circuit breaker replacement

Two screws on the front, tilt/wiggle them out the back. The round bit where the switch is fits very well and sometimes catch a bit.

Same size as Blue Seas breakers.
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Re: paneltronics circuit breaker replacement

You probably need to remove the bus that joins them all together
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Re: paneltronics circuit breaker replacement

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You probably need to remove the bus that joins them all together
Yep if it has a bus bar that needs to come out then it should slip out.
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You probably need to remove the bus that joins them all together
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Sometimes if you loosen the screws you can wiggle things just enough to get the breaker out, otherwise take more stuff apart.
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Re: paneltronics circuit breaker replacement

I have one of these panels.

You need to get at the back of the panel as the breaker has two screw connections, one is to a bus bar. You may also need to temporarily remove some of the larger cables to be able to get at the screws. Just make sure you have the power off while doing this as it is very easy to short something out.
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I have one of these panels.

You need to get at the back of the panel as the breaker has two screw connections, one is to a bus bar. You may also need to temporarily remove some of the larger cables to be able to get at the screws. Just make sure you have the power off while doing this as it is very easy to short something out.
If you have to remove anything to install your new breaker, make certain you know where and how to put it back. Pictures on a digital camera (or phone) are a good way to do this. Tagging wires helps as well.

And of course, disconnect the power before starting. Don't just flip the switch, unplug the shorepower cord and make sure any inverters or generators are disabled.
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