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Can compression lugs be used on Powerpact P frame and R frame I-Line breakers?

ISSUE:
Can compression lugs be used on Powerpact P frame and R frame I-Line breakers?

PRODUCT LNE:
Powerpact P frame and R frame circuit breakers

ENVIRONMENT:
I-Line panels and switchboards only

CAUSE:
Customers have reason to use compression lugs and there are conditions to using them.

RESOLUTION
Yes, they can be used, but in panelboards they require use of an End Gutter Box Extension.
Compression lugs extend beyond the load end of a circuit breaker and an end gutter or side gutter box extension is required to meet electrical code wire bending requirements.
When a factory-assembled panelboard with compression lugs is specified in Quote-to-Cash, the Panelboard Product Selector will automatically configure the necessary box extension(s).
I-Line panelboards are cULus listed with mechanical or compression lugs.
See product data bulletin 2110DB0901.

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