Eaton circuit breakers are industry-leading, providing low and medium-voltage protection for commercial, residential, and industrial applications. Keep your home or business safe from overloads, overheating wires, short circuits, and arc faults by equipping your electrical system with Eaton breakers.
Continue reading to learn more about Eaton breaker types or shop our online Eaton store for the circuit breaker you need.
CH & BR Eaton Breakers
Eaton manufactures many types of breakers, with most styles of breakers coming in two versions: Type CH and Type BR.
Eaton CH Breakers
- Are ¾” wide
- Have sandalwood handle
- Trip to the OFF position
- Feature a lifetime warranty
- Can only be used in Eaton type CH loadcenters
Eaton BR Breakers
- Are 1” wide
- Have black handle
- Trip to the CENTER position
- Come with a 10-year warranty
- UL approved replacement breakers for Challenger, Westinghouse, and Bryant loadcenters
Types of Eaton Circuit Breakers
Now that you understand the differences between Eaton CH breakers and BR breakers, let’s explore the types of breakers available. Again, most of these Eaton breaker types are available in both CH and BR versions.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)
The Eaton arc fault breaker protects your home or business from the most common kind of electrical fire — arcing faults.
Arc faults are created when damage to wiring causes loose wire connections. This forces electricity to leap across from one wire to the other, causing sparks or arcing. These generate heat and can quickly lead to a fire.
Eaton AFCI breakers mitigate the risk of arc faults and feature enhanced electronics that make circuit diagnostics easy and store trip history in the breaker’s memory for easy tracking.
AFCI breakers are equipped with seven trip codes and an LED signal that tells you which one has tripped the breaker. These codes include:
- Thermal trip / manual disconnect
- Low current
- High current
- Short delay
- Ground fault
- Self test failure
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Eaton ground fault breakers mitigate the risk of electrical shock in water. GFCI breakers are required anytime an application is near water or could be flooded (e.g. swimming pool, bathroom, kitchen, garage, and crawl space).
Eaton Tandem Circuit Breakers
An Eaton tandem breaker (also known as a duplex breaker) is a space-saving circuit breaker that can handle two electric circuits but only takes up one space in a loadcenter. We offer both Eaton BD breakers and BR tandem breakers. We also offer quadplex circuit breakers.
Eaton Breaker Boxes
Looking for an Eaton breaker box? Electrical Supply Distribution has you covered. We offer a variety of loadcenters, including:
- Main breaker panels
- Main lug panels
- Type BR loadcenters
- Type CH loadcenters
Order Your Eaton Circuit Breakers Today
Use our digital Eaton breakers catalog to shop for the exact circuit breaker you need. When you find the Eaton breaker you’re looking for, simply click on that item to bring up a full product description and to add it to your cart. For more details contact us today.
Orders placed before 2pm PST are processed same-day, while orders placed after 2pm PST are processed the following business day. Weekend orders are processed on Monday.