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Where to Find Old, Discontinued, or Refurbished Circuit Breakers from General Electric, Westinghouse, Allis Chalmers, and More

There are thousands of older buildings across the world that house old breaker panels. While original equipment manufacturers consider many of these obsolete and no longer support them with new components, the equipment is probably still very serviceable with proper maintenance. An entire industry has developed to help you keep your switchgear and breakers safe and reliable.

National Power Equipment’s warehouses are filled with thousands of circuit breakers and switchgear cabinets, and tens of thousands of parts. These product lines date all the way back to World War II, and its staff is well versed in specifying equipment for them.

Purchasing from an unreliable source can often produce parts that won’t last. However, National Power Equipment’s “Class One” process of reconditioning equipment brings equipment back to “like new” condition. The process includes:

  • Breaker disassembled to its smallest components and inspected for wear and damage
  • Parts re-plated, stripped, and painted or buffed and polished to “like new” condition
  • Breaker reassembled with new wiring and upgrades and testing to industry standard

Image of a circuit breaker for sale.

Circuit Breakers

National Power Equipment consistently warehouses a wide variety of old, obsolete, re-manufactured, and refurbished circuit breakers, specializing in low voltage (600 Volt AC or less) through medium voltage (15KV) circuit breakers, switchgear, and parts. Our inventory includes equipment from the following circuit breaker brands:

Other Refurbished and Remanufactured Equipment

Sometimes you don’t just need the circuit breaker, but you need other parts that commonly fail. These parts can include relays, transformers, trip devices, fuses, and switchgear.

Hard-to-Find Circuit Breakers

If you’re unsure where to look for an older or obsolete circuit breaker, start with our circuit breaker equipment search to see if the product you’re looking for is in our inventory. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s a good chance we know how to help. Contact us for those hard to find circuit breakers or equipment, and we’ll be happy to navigate you in the right direction.