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How to Fix an In Rush Power Problem and Tripped Circuit Breaker

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Fix a Tripping Dedicated Circuit: This solution would be much safer than installing a larger circuit breaker which I definitely do not recommend.

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Electrical Question: Running a Miller Dialarc HF welder using 6/3 input cable and a 50A circuit breaker.


This electrical wiring question came from Gordon, in Arvada, Co, Colorado.

Additional Comments: I am often amused by the questions, never by your answers.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gordon.

How to Fix a Tripping Dedicated Circuit

Application: Dedicated Electrical Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified 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 the available access to install the circuit and electrical connection box.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring connections.

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