What to know about your circuit breaker

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Part of electrical safety is to know how the electrical assets in your home work.
These assets include certain appliances, wirings, circuits, fuse and circuit breakers
and its panels and boxes

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What to know about your circuit breaker

  1. 1. What to Know About Your Circuit BreakerPart of electrical safety is to know how the electrical assets in your home work.These assets include certain appliances, wirings, circuits, fuse and circuit breakersand its panels and boxesElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  2. 2. What is a Circuit Breaker?A circuit breaker is an electrical device. It looks like a big electrical switch, filled withthe other switches, only smaller. It then leads to the switches which any homeownercan flip without fearElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  3. 3. By flipping the switchesThe circuit breaker conjures a current of electrons, running along the copper wiresto power our appliances and lights. By its functions, we live the modern life.Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  4. 4. As a homeownerYou should know where your panel is located. In most homes, the box is located inthe basement or laundry area, and in some homes, the box can be located outside.Larger homes can have multiple panels, including the main panel and the sub-panelsElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  5. 5. What Does It Do?Circuit breakers are designed to protect electrical circuits from damages that arecaused by short circuit or electrical overload. If it detects any faulty condition alongthe circuits, it immediately discontinues electricity flow.Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  6. 6. A circuit breaker is an essential household safety deviceIt can avert potential disasters. Whenever your wiring has too much current flowingover it, they can interrupt the flow of electricity and cut off the flow until anelectrician fixes the problem.Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  7. 7. The PanelThe panel is an array of circuit breakers and it is wired within the box.The panel divides up the electrical flow into separate circuits. It houses the breakersin an organized mannerElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  8. 8. The BoxThe circuit breaker box houses and protects the panel from exposure and damage,acting both as a storage system and a shelter for the panel which is the actualelectrical component. When you have an overload circuit, you go to the box andopen it up to flip the appropriate circuit.Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  9. 9. Labelling the CircuitsAt times, you may be unable to power a particular appliance. It could be that one ofyour breakers is tripped. As there are many breakers in the panel, it is necessary tolabel all the circuits. Switch off each circuit to determine the power source whicheach circuit is linked toElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  10. 10. In case of any electrical issues in the futureAt times, you should have an expert electrician Sydney service your circuit breakersto keep them clean and functional. Do not hesitate to contact an electrician to comeover to your place for an inspection and service.Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney

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