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BRX circuit breaker reduces costs for contractor, says Eaton


February 13, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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February 9, 2015 – The new BRX miniature circuit breaker from Eaton erases the need for specified upstream breakers, says the company, permitting contractor to use less expensive service modules.

The 1-in. style, two-pole breaker is rated at 65,000 amperes interrupting capacity (kAIC), said Eaton.

The 65kAIC stand-alone rating simplifies the series rating by using a two-tier rating instead of the industry-standard three-tier rating, which requires additional coordinated upstream breaker of fuse devices, the company explained.

Also, by using 125 amp (A) stacks instead of 200A stacks, one meter can be added per stack, said Eaton.

The breaker is intended for residential and commercial multi-tenant applications.