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This document describes how to identify Federal Pacific Stab-Lok® Electric Panels in buildings by examining readily available markings and names on the exterior of the electrical panel or just inside the hinged door intended to be opened by the consumer.
Replacement FPE Stab-Lok® circuit breakers are unlikely to reduce the failure risk of this equipment. We recommend that residential FPE Stab-Lok® electrical panels be replaced entirely or the entire panel bus assembly be replaced, regardless of FPE model number or FPE year of manufacture. We do not sell circuit breakers nor any other products.
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FPE PANEL COVERS - Photos of FPE panel cover and exposed circuit breaker markings
On panels of this vintage you may need to look not at the paper label on the FPE panel door, but rather on the panel face or cover itself for the words "Stab-Lok® " to identify Federal Pacific Electric Stab Lok panels. These identifying words may appear at the top or bottom of the panel face.
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Horizontal-Mount Stab-Lok® Electric panel - California, White Painted-On ID - photo at left
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