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What You Need to Know About Zinsco and Federal Pacific Electrical Panels

An electrical panel can be regarded as the nerve center of a home’s electrical system. All power in your home or business premises flows through the electric panel. As such, it is important to ensure the device is safe and working properly. At Accurate Electric, we have more than enough industry experience (over 31 combined years) to determine the best way to deal with outdated and hazardous electrical panels, particularly Zinsco and Federal Pacific panels. Serving Hillsborough County, FL, and nearby areas, we are ready to be of assistance to you and your residential or commercial electrical panel.

Issues Involving Zinsco and Federal Pacific Panels

Here is a quick look at the problems that each of these panels can pose to your property:

Federal Pacific Panels
These are electric panels used between the 1950s and 1980s. They were commonly used in homes throughout the United States. However, many people began complaining about Federal Pacific panels shortly after they were introduced to the market. It was reported that the panels regularly failed to cause circuit breakers to trip.

Zinsco Panels
Although Zinsco panels are no longer on the market, the electrical panels were commonly used in homes in the 1950 and 1970s. They however got faced out due to numerous complaints from homeowners. Cases of malfunctioning and overloading were commonly reported by users.


Dangers of an Unsafe Electrical Panel

Using unsafe electrical panels poses a great danger to you and your loved ones. Here are some of the dangers of unsafe electrical panels.

  • Electric fire
    Unsafe electrical panels are prone to electric fires. This is because most of them are not designed to handle the high electrical voltage. When they are subjected to high demand, they can overload and cause a fire.
  • Electrocution
    Some electric panels do not meet the required industry standards. For example, if they are not properly insulated or made of substandard material, they can cause shock or electrocute anyone who comes in contact with them.
  • Power surges
    Unsafe electrical panels can easily cause power surges. This puts your electronic devices and other appliances at a high risk of being damaged.

Consult Our Team Today

Accurate Electric is a respected electrical company operating in Hillsborough County, FL. We have highly qualified and certified electricians who have worked in the industry for decades. Our experts have been engaged in major electrical projects across the country, including new construction and tenant build-outs. We know which types of electrical panels are safe and which ones are not.

Let Accurate Electric provide you with all the residential and commercial electrical services you need. If you have any electrical issues, don’t hesitate to contact us.