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We’re Your Go-To Source for Used Circuit Breakers

Widely recognized in the industry as one of the leading suppliers of Used Circuit Breakers and other circuit control devices, Bruce Electric has a great variety of sizes and types available to suit our customer’s needs. Used Circuit Breakers are able to stop current in the event of a direct short, an excess of current, or an excess of heat. Rather than replacing these units once the circuit has been opened or broken as is done with fuses, they can simply be reset. They possess five main components consisting of the frame, the operating mechanism, the terminal connectors, the trip elements, and the arc extinguishers and contacts. These units are an electrical necessity available in countless types. To learn more, view our catalog or contact us. We consider ourselves to be competent and professional electric equipment dealers and are happy to answer questions about all of our products from used and obsolete circuit breakers to single-phase three-phase converters. We sell used circuit breakers to the industrial and commercial markets.

These can be used to control and protect electrical circuits within buildings, plants, or entire industrial complexes. They are also often used in applications that require higher than normal voltages, such as those required for the operation of electric vehicles or electric train systems. Our Used Circuit Breakers have a wide variety of options including circuit protection and utilization. These components make sure that the maximum amount of work is done while using just the right amount of energy needed to conduct it. Our inventory is varied and diverse, guaranteed to meet our customer’s needs. To view a description including specifications and performance data for each of the used circuit breakers we carry, click here.

When buying used or obsolete circuit breaker, here’s what you need to know

When you purchase a used breaker from Bruce Electric, you can be confident that your breaker is going to meet all of the necessary safety codes and standards needed for safety and function. We use a variety of stringent quality assurance methods to inspect our used circuit breakers in order to identify any defects or potential hazards to ensure that they are in proper working condition before we sell them. We also provide replacement parts for all of our used circuit breakers at a high level of quality. To learn more about our circuit breaker inventory, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Some of the manufacturers and brands we carry for used / obsolete circuit breakers

  • Allen Bradley
  • ABB
  • Bryant
  • C/H Eaton
  • Ch Ite Seimens
  • Challenger
  • Cutler-Hammer
  • Eaton / Dc Units
  • FEDERAL PACIFIC
  • GE (General Electric)
  • Gould/Ite
  • Hm
  • Ite
  • Murray
  • Seimens
  • Square D
  • Thomas & Betts
  • Toshiba
  • Westing House
  • Westinghouse
  • Zinsco


When buying used or obsolete circuit breakers, here’s what you need to know. When you purchase a used breaker from Bruce Electric, you can be confident that your breaker is going to meet all of the necessary safety codes and standards needed for safety and function. We use a variety of stringent quality assurance methods to inspect our used circuit breakers in order to identify any defects or potential hazards to ensure that they are in proper working condition before we sell them. We also provide replacement parts for all of our used circuit breakers at a high level of quality. To learn more about our inventory, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Different Types of Used Circuit Breakers

  • Air Circuit Breakers
  • Case Circuit Breakers
  • Vacuum Circuit Breakers

Air Circuit Breakers

Air circuit breakers are used to interrupt current as a result of excessive levels of current. One feature that is common with air circuit breakers is the lack of an external source, rather they are created through the mechanical movement of internal parts. They’re most commonly used in residential and small commercial applications, but can also be found in industrial settings when overload protection is needed.

Case Circuit Breakers

Case circuit breakers are the most common type of circuit breaker used in residential and commercial settings. These breakers come with a removable, often adjustable case that contains protective mechanisms as well as operating mechanisms. The case is typically held closed by springs or other means.

Vacuum Circuit Breakers

Vacuum circuit breakers are used to reduce the risk of electrical explosions in residential and commercial applications. These types of circuit breakers (also known as Vacuum Interrupters) work to interrupt current when too much current flows through a wire so that an electrical arc does not occur which could result in an explosion.

These types of circuit breakers can also be used for motor controls; because they reduce the risk of an electrical explosion by interrupting current when too much current flows.

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