Asked by: Gerad Asco
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th March, 2020

What does no CTL mean?

CTL stands for circuit total limitation. This normally is applied to the "twin" or 2 in 1 breakers used in residential loadcenters. CTL breakers have a rejection feature on the bus connection side of the breaker. Non-CTL breakers do not have this rejection feature and will fit in any space in the loadcenter.

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Herein, what is a CTL panel?

Circuit total limitation (CTL) is one of the present-day standards for electrical panels sold in the United States according to the National Electrical Code. This standard requires an electrical panel to provide a physical mechanism to prevent installing more circuit breakers than it was designed for.

Secondly, are tandem breakers legal? Tandem breakers are safe and legal to use only when the panel is designed for them and only in the slots that accept tandem breakers. In other words, just because there is space for more breakers doesn't mean the panel can safely handle the extra load of new breakers.

Keeping this in view, what does NC mean on a breaker?

NC = Non-Current Limiting Circuit Breaker ~ Non-CTL, (Not Circuit Limiting ~ No Rejection Clip; Not Limited to Only Certain Circuits).

What do the numbers on Breakers mean?

In the photo above, all the circuit breakers on the left side, except the service disconnect, are single pole. They can handle 120 volts and are either 15 amps or 20 amps. (See the numbers on top of the switches?) They can handle 240 volts and are usually between 15-125 amps.

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