An electrical circuit breaker is a switching device that can be operated automatically or manually for controlling and protecting the electrical power system, and the electrical devices connected to it. The circuit breaker trips when too much electricity flows through it or when it cannot handle the excess current load. This means that the flow of electricity is cut off to keep your circuits from overheating or causing more damage.
If there were no circuit breaker trips, then house fires would have been quite a common issue. When a circuit breaker trips, then you have to go outside or down the basement, wherever the circuit breaker is located, and get the power back on again. It is important that special attention is given when the circuit breaker is designed so that safe interruption of arc is produced during the operation of circuit breaker. Even though the tripping of circuit breakers ensures safety, it can get quite frustrating to constantly experience them and getting the power back on repeatedly. If you know the reason behind the constant tripping, you can do something about it. Let us look at the three main reasons that cause circuit breakers to trip.
If you experience an earth leakage tripping, it is advisable to inspect your DB Board to see which device is tripping your electricity. For tripping lights problems, you can narrow down the problem by turning off all light switches on your DB board and test if the power works.Also, remember, never to force your earth leakage back on. When your earth leakage trips, it’s a common practice to keep pulling the switch back on in hopes that it might work. Never do this.
Your Earth leakage switch has a coil on the inside. When you continuously try to switch it on and the electricity trips, it can heat up the coil and damage your earth leakage protection for when you really require it.
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