"Modern" Square D question

RedOak

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As the sparkies around these parts claim that they have no supply, I'm searching around for a new Square D breaker panel.

My question is: Are the modern Square D (AFI) type breaker panels -- like the HOM2448L125PGC -- still capable of supporting "old" (non-AFI) circuit breakers? We've got a panel full of pre-AFI thermal breakers that are in still in great shape. I can't imagine that Square D would wish to fill the landfills with what are now "non-NEC-compliant" breakers, but I've certainly experienced/seen my share of dumb changes in my day.

Thank you kindly for your time

 

tommu56

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As the sparkies around these parts claim that they have no supply, I'm searching around for a new Square D breaker panel.

My question is: Are the modern Square D (AFI) type breaker panels -- like the HOM2448L125PGC -- still capable of supporting "old" (non-AFI) circuit breakers? We've got a panel full of pre-AFI thermal breakers that are in still in great shape. I can't imagine that Square D would wish to fill the landfills with what are now "non-NEC-compliant" breakers, but I've certainly experienced/seen my share of dumb changes in my day.

Thank you kindly for your time

if you can stick with the QO brakers that's their premium line will last basically for ever
 
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RedOak

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tommu56 .... Thanks for the informative video. Having spent 40+ years in the EE field, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I'm not an expert on Square D panels. In fact, damn near all of the panels that I've seen were made by other "big name" electrical manufacturers. Having said that, the panel that will be replaced is loaded with older Square D breakers that are still in great shape, so I see no upside to replacing them.

The Square D breaker panel that I cited in the original post has a model number beginning with "HOM." Some of the other Square D panels I've seen for sale have model numbers that begin with "QO." I don't want to assume anything when it comes to electrical equipment, so the next question is: Is it safe to assume that an Square D panel with a model number beginning with "QO" will accommodate the older non-AFI breakers?
 

tommu56

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tommu56 .... Thanks for the informative video. Having spent 40+ years in the EE field, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I'm not an expert on Square D panels. In fact, damn near all of the panels that I've seen were made by other "big name" electrical manufacturers. Having said that, the panel that will be replaced is loaded with older Square D breakers that are still in great shape, so I see no upside to replacing them.

The Square D breaker panel that I cited in the original post has a model number beginning with "HOM." Some of the other Square D panels I've seen for sale have model numbers that begin with "QO." I don't want to assume anything when it comes to electrical equipment, so the next question is: Is it safe to assume that an Square D panel with a model number beginning with "QO" will accommodate the older non-AFI breakers?
sorry for the late reply
most of the old QO panels should accept them some of the newer QO paneld have a reject slot mainly for duplex breakers that might cause a problem but I'm not sure.
 
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