GFCI Outlet: How They Work and How to Install Them

Ever since introducing a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI outlet) in 1973, deaths from electrical shock have reduced by 83%. The GFCI outlet or residual current drive (RCD) is a fast-acting circuit breaker that shuts off power once it senses a ground fault. The receptacle works by comparing the input and output current from electrical appliances. When … Read more

How to Change a Circuit Breaker That Has Gone Bad

When a circuit breaker keeps tripping with little or no load, many things can be responsible. It may be circuit overload, ground fault, short circuit or a bad breaker. But if you have confirmed from an electrician that your breaker is bad, replacing it is quite easy. In this article, you will learn how to … Read more

MCCB Circuit Breakers, Types and How They Work

A molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) is a type of breaker that protects electrical circuits from overcurrents arising from circuit overload, short circuits, or faulty wiring. They are almost the same as the Miniature circuit breaker (MCB) as they do the same work. However, MCCB is more advanced. It has a higher current rating of … Read more

MCB, Types, Rating and, How it works.

A miniature circuit breaker (MCB) is an automatic switch that protects an electrical circuit from overcurrents or power surge. The term overcurrent refers to a faulty current that arises from short circuits, faulty wiring, and circuit overload. Both fuse and miniature circuit breakers protect electrical equipment from damage. However, MCBs are more advanced. Miniature circuit … Read more

What is SF6 Circuit Breaker

The SF6 circuit breaker is an extinguisher that uses sulfur hexafluoride gas to cool and quench the arc. It is the type of circuit breaker used to protect electrical grids, power stations, and distribution systems. Sulfur hexafluoride gas has strong electronegativity and insulating properties, making them a better option than air and oil circuit breakers. … Read more

Can a Circuit Breaker Go Bad? Find Out.

A circuit breaker (safety switch) can go bad, and their common signs include: Burning smell from the circuit breaker box Burned parts Tripping light Circuit breaker hot to touch Damaged parts, for example, the switch. But before concluding that your circuit breaker is bad, there are other factors that can also cause your breaker panel … Read more

7 Reasons why your Circuit Breaker continues to Trip Without Load, and How to Stop It.

My circuit breaker keeps tripping with nothing plugged in. What could be the cause? You are not alone, Many people have experienced power tripping. A tripping breaker can be a sign of circuit overload, overcurrents, short circuits, or other minor problems. If one of your breakers keeps tripping with or without load, unplug the device … Read more