Questions about: circuit-breaker

It matters if there's mere overload but less than a short. 14 gauge wire cannot carry 20A safely. So why use 14 gauge? The answer is you are corralled into it by market forces: it makes for easier, faster, cheaper work
[I]s it possible for power surges to inflict partial damage on electrical devices? What you refer to as a power surge will most likely be a voltage spike, i. e. short but significant increase in the line voltage
Looking at a diagram, is often a good way to understand a problem. Below is a simple diagram that shows the fault current path. You can see that the fault current will flow through all the breakers, and return to the source (the transformer) along th
The breaker you picked should work fine. To determine it for sure, read the fine print on the label on the interior of the door panel. It should list a series of 10-20 types of breakers that are compatible with your panel
You could use the UPS to defer some of the load while the microwave runs. I did this as a kid. I had only 15 amps to live on in my room, and my microwave are up a good ten of them
Here’s a common scenario: You need to buy a replacement or additional circuit breaker for your panel. As soon as you start shopping around, however, you become aware that there are thousands and thousands of types of breakers from which to choose. Fo
We hear Phoenix-area homeowners ask, “Why does my air conditioner keep tripping the breaker at the control panel?” First off, if this keeps happening then don’t turn the circuit back on. The circuit breaker’s job is to keep your home and appliances s
I noticed the light in the fridge was flickering, same with the coffee machine LEDs etc on the same plug circuit. Fortunately, I noticed that in the garage.
If there's room in the panel, you could run additional circuits. If not, you could install a second panel, or try and free up space in the existing panel. If you have room for additional circuits, I'd recommend putting the A/C unit on its own circuit