Identifying a circuit breaker

To help you replace your old circuit breaker, we need you to provide us with certain information. To do so, please follow these steps:


  1. The code. Most circuit breakers have a label containing a 7- or 8-digit code and a letter corresponding to the catalogue number (e.g., BAB1060). Each circuit breaker has a specific code to allow you to immediately recognize it. If the catalogue number is no longer visible, the manufacturer’s name and the type of circuit breaker are two other important elements that will help you correctly identify it.
  2. The number of breaker poles. If the information on the label is no longer visible, the first step consists in determining the number of breaker poles. These represent the number of possible connections to the circuit breaker. Most often, they are silver and located on top of the circuit breaker, away from the switch.
  3. The nominal current. On most circuit breakers, the amperage is easy to find. It is usually engraved or painted on the switch or printed on the label.
  4. The voltage. The voltage is normally indicated on the top surface of the circuit breaker, on a label near the catalogue number or type of circuit breaker. As this information is not always clearly visible, the most common amperage is 120, 240, 480 and 600 volts.
  5. The interruption rating. This information is usually indicated on the circuit breaker’s label.

Contact us. Once you have found the manufacturer’s name, the type of circuit breaker, the number of breaker poles, the amperage and the voltage, please call us. When you do so, make sure to have the product with you. If this is not possible, you can also take pictures of the various elements (ensuring the information is easy to read), and send these to us.