1

I'm looking for compatible breakers for my old ITE Blueline Loadcenter main panel. I believe ITE was bought by Siemens. Would the Siemens 100A 2 Pole 120/240V Type Q Breaker (https://www.homedepot.ca/product/siemens-100a-2-pole-120-240v-type-q-breaker/1000436969) be compatible for supplying 100A sub-panel?

Update: I noticed one newer Siemens breaker in the panel! It's labelled type BL. Can I assume all type BL breakers will be compatible with my ITE Blueline Loadcenter panel?

Update: Photos added.

Photos: enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

5
  • Can you post photos of the labeling on the inside of your panel's door please? Oct 10 '20 at 3:07
  • well unfortunately there is no labeling on the inside of the panel's door... or anywhere else on the panel
    – jpx
    Oct 10 '20 at 3:52
  • ah but I did just notice one newer Siemens breaker in the panel! Its type BL.
    – jpx
    Oct 10 '20 at 4:11
  • Can you post whatever photos of the panel you have please then? Oct 10 '20 at 5:00
  • I posted photos
    – jpx
    Oct 10 '20 at 12:46
2

You are looking for a Siemens BL2 (not to be confused with a Siemens BL)

ITE Blue Line loadcenters appear to use a special style of "thin" breaker instead of the more "typical" QP (EQ-P) breaker. Unfortunately, the ITE Blue Line (not to be confused with the other type BL breaker, which is the bolt-down version of the QP and thus no use to you), only is available in 1 pole up to 50A and 2 pole up to 40A, as per the current Siemens Canada catalog. So, you'll either need to run a smaller feeder to your subpanel, or have your main panel replaced outright.

3
  • ouff... I was hoping to future proof for possible solar (I think I need at least 60A 2 pole for that) but I guess that's a future problem. The 40A is more than enough more my current needs. Pun not intended.
    – jpx
    Oct 11 '20 at 3:19
  • follow up: the BL2-040 is the 2 pole 40A breaker. So I need the 8/3 wire for that?
    – jpx
    Oct 11 '20 at 3:31
  • 1
    @jpx -- yea, that'd go with 8/3... Oct 12 '20 at 0:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.