In 1973, GTE-Sylvania, same owners of Zinsco, introduced their own panel and breaker design. They named their product “Challenger”. Between the 1980’s to the 1990’s Challenger panels were installed in hundreds of thousands of homes.
Challenger was very similar in design to Zinsco which brought speculation. The company at some point could have re-labeled the Zinsco product to pass it off as Challenger. Challenger panels posed safety hazards very similar to that of Zinsco. Over Challenger’s short time in production the company was sold four other occasions with the final ownership by Eaton Corporation before its discontinuation. Challenger panels are easily identified by the label on the latch on the outside of the panel door.
If your home or soon to be home has a Challenger panel, and you have questions regarding how to address the issue, please do not hesitate to give us a call today and one of our professional electricians can discuss your concerns with you and/or schedule an appointment for an electrical evaluation. Have peace of mind knowing your home’s electrical system is safe.
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