|Product Depth (in.)||.5 in||Product Height (in.)||6 in|
|Product Width (in.)||.5 in|
|Electrical Product Type||Grounding Bar||Mounting Type||Bolt On|
|Product Weight (lb.)||0.131 lb||Returnable||90-Day|
|Certifications and Listings||ANSI Certified, UL Listed||Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year|
A: It is probably packaged that way because of the UL Listing. All electrical products get tested, and if they pass, get listed by Underwriters Laboratories (or other approved agency) in order for them to sell to the public. They can only get listed in the fashion that they were tested in. An Eaton/Cutler Hammer panel is the same as a BR load center.
A: Hey espiritiv! You're all set with the BR load center. There are pre drilled holes (sometimes in 2 locations) where this groundING bar will fit perfect. Plug-on is a term electricians use where the breakers "plug on" unlike "bolt on" (HaHa big deal bolt it's usually a 8 or 10 screw) There are newer load centers out there where they have a plug-on that picks up the neitral grounDED buss. With the use of arc fault and ground fault breakers requiring a neutral connection. That is simply a feature to use instead of having to connect the white pigtail coming from the AFCI, GFCI breaker to the neutral bar. I have yet to pay the extra money for one of those load centers. I liked the old BR series. Old dogs take change hard:~]
A: Hey Oli Even if the load center had the holes, they are not always where you want / need them;( I drilled my own holes in mine and put em' where I could use them easily and not crowded under the wiring. Here's the answer for the code enforcer: The Eaton grounding bars are UL Listed. The process of that evaluation would include any instructions that came with the listed product. The instructions in the bag tell you the spacing and size holes to drill. It meets code.
A: I had originally answered this question without having the information in front of me. However, now that I do it will accommodate up to a #4.
A: The Eaton Datasheet for this Ground bar says #14 - #10 AWG.
A: I believe the largest size wire would be a #6. If you needed a larger wire you could also install a collar strap on the ground bar.
A: Hey John, the wire capacity for the ground bar is (3) #14 - #10 or (1) #14 - #4. Regards, Eaton
A: There is no amperage rating on a ground bar.
A: There is no amperage rating for a ground bar.
A: GBK10 will fit the legacy loadcenters where the GBKP10 will fit just the new Plug-On loadcenters.
A: Ground bus-bars do not have amperage ratings because under ‘normal’ operating conditions they do not ‘carry’ current. They are only subjected to ‘current’ when a ground-fault (hot wire touching a grounded object) occurs, and then only for a fraction of a second if everything operates correctly. Ground-faults can involve hundreds or thousands of amperes, depending upon several factors, but as stated previously, usually only for a fraction of a second.