The home’s electrical system operates like a human being’s body. Circuits and wires carry electricity throughout the home like veins and arteries carry blood to organs and limbs. Just as blood keeps the body alive, electricity keeps televisions on, computers powered, and refrigerators running.

Blood cannot travel throughout a body unless its heart is pumping, and electricity cannot travel throughout a home unless the electrical panel is operating properly. The panel is the heart of an entire home’s electrical system. Without a properly functioning panel, nothing electrical in a home will work.

People’s hearts can develop problems due to age, diet, and genetic reasons. Panels also can develop problems. Today, there are two brands of panels that may have major manufacturing and/or design flaws that potentially put homeowners at risk—Federal Pacific Electric panels and certain Zinsco panels. There are also millions of people today who have panels that are more than 40 years old and may no longer protect their homes from overcurrents and short circuits.


This site provides vital information on each of these panels and the steps you can take to protect your home and loved ones from any possible shock or fire hazard.

What Should You Do Next?


Electrical Contractors Located in Your Community Can Help!

The circuit breaker panel is one of the most important parts of a home’s electrical system. It constantly distributes and receives electricity. The panel protects homes from power surges and other possible hazards. With regular maintenance by a licensed electrician, experts say that today’s electrical panels can function properly and protect homes for 30 years or more.

If you suspect that you may have a Federal Pacific Electric, Zinsco, or an outdated circuit breaker panel in your home, or in any event, you have not had your panel inspected recently, you owe it to yourself and your family to contact a licensed electrical contractor in your area for an inspection.

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Share This Information With Others Who May Have a Hazardous or Outdated Panel?

You never want to be too late. If you could help a friend, family member, or neighbor avoid the possible pain and frustration of dealing with a potential problem, of course you would do it. Millions of Federal Pacific Electric, Zinsco, and other outdated panels are still being used today, and they could prove to be a safety hazard for many families across North America.

If you know of someone who has a home that is 25 years of age or older, CLICK HERE and send them a link to this website. Inform them of the possible dangers associated with Federal Pacific Electric, Zinsco, and outdated panels. Just one e-mail could make a significant difference in your city, town, or suburb!

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