Circuit Breakers Used for Electrical Wiring
How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring: The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits.
Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Wiring
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How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional home electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits
The most common circuit breakers that are used for general purpose 120 volt outlet and lighting circuits is 15 amp when installing #14 gauge electrical wire, and 20 amp breaker when installing #12 gauge electrical wire.
- The size of the circuit breaker is specific for the electrical circuit that is installed.
- The areas of the home have specific circuit requirements and each electrical circuit must be fully identified and understood before the type and size of the circuit components are planned.
- The following links will take you to the pages that explain the electrical circuits used in each area of the home.
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