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BR Circuit Breakers

Eaton's residential BR Circuit Breakers are used in load centers, panelboards, or similar devices. They are made for a wide range of applications and include: BR 1" circuit breakers and accessories for BR-style load centers; arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI); and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI).

A safe and secure connection

The redesigned short-body BR electronic circuit breaker provides maximum gutter space within the loadcenter, operates at cooler temperatures, and provides a secure connection through it's "Rock N Lock" design.

What is an AFCI?

How to reset and identify trip codes.

Arc fault technology

Eaton's arc fault technology has been proven through arc fault breakers and has gone through several iterations to reduce unwanted nuisance tripping due to interference from devices or appliances. Arc fault circuit interrupters have been established as a stable technology which can be used in conjunction with various loads through the home in both AFCI breakers and AFCI receptacles.

Core features

  • Available in 1" thermal magnetic, AFCI, GFCI, and AF/GF designs.
  • Short-body design maximizes your space inside the loadcenter, creating additional wire-way and gutter space for ease of installation.
  • Added and improved diagnostic trip codes designed for complex occurrences and overloads provide you ease of troubleshooting during maintenance.
  • Easy to read trip codes through improved LEDs and a clear test button increases your troubleshooting efficiency.
  • Ability to reset the breaker in the field and eliminate trip history provides you flexibility and accurate indication of most recent trip during troubleshooting.
  • Lower power consumption allows the circuit breaker to produce less heat in high ambient areas, giving customers in those areas peace of mind and helping to reduce unwanted call backs.
  • Improved AFCI and GFCI algorithms significantly reduce nuisance tripping, resulting in less call backs.

Reducing the risk of home fires

Arcing faults are responsible for starting more than 28,000 home fires and causing over $700 million in property damage each year in the United States. Eaton's arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) can detect these arcs behind the walls and quickly turn off power before an arc causes a potential fire.

Reducing the risk of shock

Eaton's ground fault current interrupters (GFCIs) provide superior safety where electricity may come into contact with water. GFCIs are required in any application near water such as kitchen countertops, bathrooms, swimming pools, hot tubs, and outdoor receptacles. They immediately break the circuit when electrical current leakage is detected, reducing the risk of shock and electrocution.

Dual purpose circuit protection

Eaton’s arc fault/ground ground (AF/GF) circuit interrupters were developed in response to the 2014 National Electrical Code that now requires AFCI protection in kitchens and laundry areas as well as the historical requirement of ground fault protection. The AF/GF circuit interrupter provides quick installation and a single location to easily access and identify tripped circuits.