You might not be aware but electrical systems all over the world have been running on circuit breakers that have already been tagged as obsolete. The circuit breakers in question have been manufactured by different companies who might already be out of business, or have stopped making that specific product. This is why if you are trying to replace a breaker that is already obsolete, it can be quite a struggle to really track things out. After all, you want to ensure that it is still going to be as safe as it can be. The good news is that there are shops like Electrical Discounted Supplies that can help you find what you are looking for. Below are some things you might have to know about obsolete products.
Obsolete brands you should know
Circuit breakers are one of the most important parts of the electrical system and a lot of manufacturers tend to come and go in this particular industry. This is why replacement parts can be pretty hard to find. Knowing the brands that are no longer being produced will help you to know where to look for them. For example, brands such as Gould, Trumble, Challenger, Sylvania, and Bryant are just some of the brands that are already deemed to be obsolete. In short, they are out of production already. You can find a variety of brands in our collection for obsolete RCBOs and obsolete MCBs.
Know the new models or replacement manufacturers
The good news is that while there are brands that have already been closed down, there are also reliable ways that you can replace them. There are a lot of replacement manufacturers that you can check out as long as you are aware of the brand and model number that you have been looking for. You can also check out Electrical Discounted Supplies if they have a stock of what you are looking for. It would be good to check all your options before deciding to find an equivalent replacement, after. They do have a wide range of stocks so it is highly likely that you will be able to find what you are looking for.
Swapping them out
In the case that you really cannot find the item that you have been looking for or it is not available anywhere else, the only option left would be to swap them out. It is not that hard to do as long as you know how to track things out. For example, the old models from Zinsco have a new model equivalent in UBI that you can check out. It is the newer model and it is going to work as fine as the old one so you should not have any problems with using it at all.
Figuring out what to do to find the circuit breaker you have been looking for is something that you need to know especially if you are working in the industry. Worry not because Electrical Discounted Supplies is there to help you out should you need obsolete ones that might still be in stock at their store so go check them out.