Federal Pacific Panels
Federal Pacific Electric “Stab-Lok” service panels and breakers are a latent hazard and can fail, leading to electrical fires.
The problem is that some double-pole (240-Volt) FPE circuit breakers and possibly also some single-pole units simply may not work. There are other FPE panel defects independent of the breaker problems, panel and panel-bus fires, and arcing failures in some equipment. The failure rates for these circuit breakers were and still are significant. In some cases, failure to trip occurs 60% of the time—a serious fire and electrical shock hazard.
Regular breaker and bus testing should be part of regular maintenance on an older home with a Federal Pacific panel. We provide free safety inspections on all panels, new or old, to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Your electrical system is one of the most potentially dangerous systems in your house, so make sure if you have any issues, they are taken care of immediately.