Electrical Tips and
A circuit breaker is
designed to trip when it detects too much power running through the wire
it is protecting. There are three main reasons circuit breakers trip
1. There is a short
2. There is an overloaded circuit.
3. The circuit breaker has failed or is broken.
Short circuits occur
when 2 electrical wires get crossed or unintentionally touch each other.
A short circuit will immediately cause one of your circuit breakers to
trip off or you may blow a fuse.
occur when too much power is running through an electrical wire. To
protect the wire, the circuit breaker does its job by detecting the
overload and tripping off. The solution to this problem is to remove or
unplug item(s) that may be connected to the overloaded wires and add
another set of wires to bring power to them. This usually requires the
services of a professional electrician.
If you have questions regarding
circuit breakers, please contact