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Is a circuit breaker rated per pole or total?

Published date: 16 May 2018

Issue:
Is a circuit breaker rated per pole or total?

Product Line:
Circuit Breakers

Resolution:
Each pole is rated for the specified amps and the breaker is rated the same amperage total. For example, a 3p, 600 A breaker is rated 600 A at each pole, but is also rated 600 A total, not 1800 A.

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