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Old 03-09-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default No more GE 50 AMP Spa Panel at Home Depot?

I went today to get the GE 50 amp spa panel; there were none in the store. It's not on the website any more, either. The website lists a 60 amp GE for $72.00 and a "Midwest" brand 50 amp for $51.45.

Is it critical that the spa panel be GE brand? I seem to remember some discussion here some time ago that there were specific details about the GE brand panel that made it the only one that was usable?


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Old 03-09-2012, 03:25 AM   #2
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no problems on that front, the GE one was just the cheapest one


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Old 03-09-2012, 03:42 AM   #3
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I just went today and looked and my home depot still has the GE model. Wonder if it's discontinued.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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Bought one two hours ago.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:19 AM   #5
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Just bought this bad boy myself. Woot! First post!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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The enclosure on my spa panel is made by Midwest. I'm wondering what the GFCI is branded?
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Midwest Electrical is owned by GE.
I trained some of their guys to use AutoCAD Electrical, last year.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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The Midwest one looks to be the same as my "GE" one I bought a few months ago....at least from the website pictures.

GFCI is GFCI. As long as it's rated for at least the amperage you're using, (usually 30A for dryer outlets....we use 50A because they are cheap and available), it'll be fine.
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What I meant with my previous post is that Midwest makes a lot of the products that are branded GE.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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This reminds me that I REALLY need to buy one. I've been planning to for a while and since I got some overtime last week...

Once I have that I can actually start building my rig.


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