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AFCI and/or GFCI circuit breakers need a neutral connection to work properly (usually via a neutral pigtail wire). Some panels come with a distributed neutral so you can directly clip a special type of breaker onto the neutral bar (avoiding a pigtail). This feature is usually called Plug on Neutral. Use for questions about using this feature on panels and/or breakers. Use with [electrical], [electrical-panel] and [circuit-breaker] as needed.

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Can I remove the pigtails on an AFCI breaker if I have a panel that supports plug-on-neutral?

I have an Eaton Plug-on-Neutral subpanel and I inadvertently purchased AFCI breakers with pigtails. I have plugged the neutrals wires from my circuit into the breakers but would like to remove the ...
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Homeline plug-on neutral breaker installation

I'm looking to add a plug-on neutral combination AFCI/GFCI breaker for a new circuit. Can this be installed over the neutral bus if a different circuit already has a neutral screwed in to that part of ...
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Two hots, one shared neutral, can it work with plug on neutral GFCI/AFCI breakers?

Situation: A 1950s house with some equally old wiring, and some remaining EMT wiring that is being put onto a new QO main svc panel (QO142M200PCAFVP). This is a plug-on-neutral panel. I believe per ...
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Eaton Cutler-Hammer Plug-On Neutral (differences)

1. Introduction I have an Eaton CH Plug-On-Neutral Panel (CH42BPN200K). I need a 20 AFCI/GFCI Breaker. I found two or more part numbers that are for an Eaton CH 20 AFCI/GFCI breaker. CHFAFGF120PN (...
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Configuring a plug-on-neutral breaker panel as a subpanel

I recently learned about a new species of breaker panel known as the "plug-on-neutral" design. All the major load center manufacturers seem to be making these now. The idea is to provide a ...
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