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    Default Do breaker shackles prevent breaker from tripping

    I encountered these breaker shackles in a mod home today. They were under the handle. Would they prevent the breaker from tripping?

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    Default Re: Do breaker shackles prevent breaker from tripping

    Quote Originally Posted by ren ramsey View Post
    I encountered these breaker shackles in a mod home today. They were under the handle. Would they prevent the breaker from tripping?
    The internal trip mechanism is totally independent of the handle. They will still protect with an over current condition.

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    Default Re: Do breaker shackles prevent breaker from tripping

    As mentioned above; the shackle will not prevent the breakers from tripping and while in place the shackle will prevent the breakers from being reset, but the purpose of the shackle is to lock out the circuit.

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