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ZINSCO SYLVANIA ELECTRICAL PANELS
This document describes how to identify Federal Pioneer Stab-Lok® Panels in buildings. the "Federal Electric" marking appears on some generations of residential electrical equipment which better known in the U.S. as Federal Pacific Electric or FPE or FPE Stab-Lok® .
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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This is information for building inspectors, home buyers, home owners, electricians exploring the background of possible hazards associated with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok® circuit breakers and service panels.
Also see details about Federal Pioneer electrical panels, found at FP FEDERAL PIONEER in CANADA.
Photographic Guide to Federal Pioneer and Federal Electric Electrical Panels
Below we provide a photographic library of various types of Federal Pioneer electrical panel covers and labels which permit a consumer to identify the equipment from its exterior as well as circuit breaker labels and other details.
Since there is risk of dangerous or even fatal electric shock, only an expert such as a licensed electrician, electrical engineer, or home inspector should physically remove the front cover to permit inspection of the panel bus and other interior features.
Above is shown the interior of the Federal Pioneer electrical Panel shown at the top of this page. You can observe the characteristic FPE Stab-Lok® circuit breaker connection bus design.
Below are additional Federal Pioneer electrical panel and label photos that can assist in identification of FP Electrical panels installed throughout Canada.
Safety of old and more recently-manufactured Federal Pioneer Electrical Panels and Circuit Breakers is discussed in detail at FEDERAL PIONEER PANEL SAFETY
Residential Federal Pioneer electrical panels can be expected to have similar hazards and failures as those discussed for FPE Stab-Lok® equipment.
We have no data concerning the performance of Federal Pioneer industrial or commercial electrical equipment, such as shown in this photograph, and we have not received failure reports for it.
Additional Photo Guides to Identification of Federal Pioneer and Federal Pacific Stab-Lok® Electrical Panels and Circuit Breakers are listed at page top or at the "More Reading" links at the bottom of this article .
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Federal Electric & Federal Pioneer Electrical Panels - Stab-Lok designs
Questions & answers or comments about labeling used on Federal Pioneer or Federal Electric Stab Lok electrical panels and panel enclosures.
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