Articles about Circuit Breaker
Do You Have These Indications of a Circuit Problem?
Here are the Symptoms of an Overload Circuit – In a normal situation the circuit breaker is simply doing its job of protecting the wiring from overloading, and this is why circuit breakers should never be replaced by a over sized circuit breaker.
Replacing Electrical Fuses
How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size
How To Locate 200 Amp Circuit Breakers
How to Do Business with Local Electrical Wholesale Suppliers
Electrical Circuit for a Wine Cooler
The Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements for a Wine Cooler
Testing Circuits and Circuit Breakers
How to Identify Electrical Circuit Failures and Resolve the Problem
AFCI Outlet and Circuit Wiring
How the AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters and multiple outlets are wired together
Understanding Circuit Breaker Ratings and Electrical Loads
Ratings for an Electric Circuit Breaker
GFCI Receptacle, GFCI Breaker or Both
Is a GFCI breaker required if GFCI receptacles are present in the bathrooms and kitchen? Does having both receptacle and breaker GFCI rated provide greater protection…
Square D Circuit Breaker
Will a Square D QO20M100 panel accept a 20 amp tandem breaker to add one circuit to a full panel…
Electrical Question from Paul about Electrical Surge Problem
Question: why does my main switch red not trip when i send a fault current through it.
Is it safe to install a larger sized circuit breaker?
The solution is to have new circuits installed for specific areas or devices which would eliminate the possibility of…
My new ceiling fans trip the circuit breaker
If the circuit trips off immediately then this could be a short in the circuit wiring or components. If the circuit trips after the ceiling fans have…
Why Does My Dryer Trip the 220 Volt Circuit Breaker?
An electric dryer requires a dedicated 30 amp 220 volt circuit. Double check that the circuit breaker is a double or 2-pole circuit breaker and its says ……
Why Does my Circuit Breaker Trip when I use the Microwave Oven?
The electrical load of the toaster and the microwave over exceed the amperage of the existing shared circuit.
Electrical Question From Jim About Circuit Breaker
Question: I currently have a 100 amp service and am considering adding a hot tub. My panel is full with 12 15A, 7 20A, and 1 60A (double pole) breakers. I have 2 refrigerators, a max of 3 window AC units in the summer, a whirlpool tub, and the usual assortment of kitchen appliances and electronics and a treadmill.
Electrical Question From Donald About Circuit Breaker
Question: What is the internal connection of a 220v breaker? Does it trip only if current over its rating is detected phase to phase? Also what is the internal connection of a 3 phase breaker?