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    How to Replace a Murray Breaker

    Unsure How to Replace a Murray Breaker? Here’s a Detailed List of Compatible Replacements. 

    Murray breakers were phased out in 2019 by Siemens—one of the largest industrial manufacturing companies in Europe. And while these breakers are no longer available in stores, they do have a handful of other compatible replacements on the market.

    Thankfully, Siemens offers many other breakers that are drop-in replacements for Murray. When the company phased out Murray, they provided a cross-reference list for the various replacement models. Siemens also provides a helpline with experienced technicians who can answer any questions about compatible breakers.

    So, if you need to replace a circuit breaker in your panel, don’t worry—Murray is gone but not forgotten! With the cross-reference chart below, you can find the correct replacement breaker and keep the lights on.


    But first, what is a Murray Breaker?

    A Murray breaker is a single-pole or double-pole circuit breaker manufactured by Siemens. The company had been producing these breakers since the 1990s, and they were an economical alternative to more expensive options on the market.

    However, the company eventually decided to phase out the Murray brand in 2019, citing higher production costs and better technology from the Siemens brand.

    While Murray breakers are no longer manufactured, there are plenty of compatible replacements on the market if you need to replace one in your existing panel. Thanks to the cross-reference charts that Siemens provided, finding a suitable replacement is easy and hassle-free.


    Which breakers are compatible with Murray?

    In an announcement dated September 5, 2019, Siemens stated that they are phasing out Murray breakers. Fortunately, In that same letter, Siemens provided a cross-reference list for those that need to replace Murray breakers now or in the future.

    Here is a list of Murray equipment and the recommended replacement


    Manufactured Date

    Recommended replacement

    Murray Meter Combo Load Centers

    After January 2002

    Siemens brand circuit breaker

    Murray EQ Small Circuit Load Centers

    After January 2002

    Siemens brand circuit breaker

    Murray Rock Solid

    Load Centers 

    After January 2002

    Siemens brand circuit breaker

    All Other Murray products

    Before January 2002

    Refer to panel’s wiring diagram for specific breakers approved for the panel. 


    In addition, if you have a specific Murray part number, you can look at the Siemens cross-reference chart below to determine the Siemens equivalent model.

    Source: Siemens Industry, Inc.


    How can you determine the right breaker for your needs?

    If you need to replace a circuit breaker in your panel, it's essential to select the right one for your needs. The first step is to look at the cross-reference chart provided by Siemens to determine which model corresponds with your existing Murray breaker.

    Once you've identified the correct Siemens model number, you can look up the product specifications to ensure that it is suitable for your panel. Make sure the breaker you select matches up with the circuit voltage and amperage requirements of your home or building.

    If you are unsure about selecting a compatible replacement, don't hesitate to call us. Bay Power's team can help you find the best replacement for your Murray Breaker, and we can even ship it directly to you.


    What safety precautions should you take when installing or replacing breakers?

    Before you install any new breakers in your panel, it's essential to take safety precautions. Before beginning, ensure the electricity is shut off and all wires are disconnected from the breaker. Once that is done, be sure to follow the installation instructions carefully.

    Call a qualified electrician if you're unsure of the process or feel uncomfortable attempting it. This is the safest and most efficient way to install or replace breakers.


    Having issues with a Murray breaker? 

    Here are 4 troubleshooting tips for common issues with Murray breakers:

    1. First, check to ensure the breaker is rated for the circuit voltage and amperage requirements. If not, replace it with a compatible model.
    2. Second, check all the wiring connections and look for any signs of corrosion or damage.
    3. Third, inspect the circuit breaker to ensure no cracks in the case or other visible signs of wear.
    4. Lastly, if the breaker trips frequently, you may need to install a larger one that can handle a higher load.


    Where can you find quality and affordable replacement parts for Murray breakers?

    Bay Power is your best source for quality and affordable replacement parts. We carry a wide selection of Siemens breakers that are compatible with Murray breakers, making it easy to find the right one for your needs.

    We also provide exceptional customer service, so if you have any questions or need help finding a specific breaker, our team is here to help. With fast shipping and competitive prices, Bay Power is the perfect destination for all your breaker needs.



    While you may not be able to find new Murray breakers in stores, there are still plenty of compatible replacements available. The cross-reference list provided by Siemens makes it easy to identify the right model for your panel and keep your business running.

    And no matter the job, our team at Bay Power is ready to help you find the parts you need quickly at a fair and affordable price. So contact our team at Bay Power today if you need help selecting a replacement breaker for your Murray product.