What is Type A circuit breaker?

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What is Type A circuit breaker?

Could someone tell me what a type A circuit breaker is? In the installation instructions for a Nissan Leaf EVSE system, it says, use a 40A 240V circuit breaker for a 30A draw. Do not use a Type A circuit breaker. The electrical supply house doesnít list their circuit breakers, by type. Help!!!
 
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Old 01-28-14, 05:07 AM
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Not sure if this is what they are referring to, but a Class A breaker is a GFCI, and they probably don't want that. Others will be by shortly so check back for verification.
 
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Got me scratching my head on this one.
 
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Old 01-28-14, 08:51 AM
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I think I'd call the Nissan dealer and ask exactly what they mean. A circuit breaker Type is a designation assigned by the circuit breaker manufacturer for a certain product line and isn't universal among different manufacturers.
 
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TNX fellas. Then iím not crazy. Iíll call Nissan to see what they mean. If I find out, Iíll post it back on the site, If no one else comes up with the answer.
 
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