Motor Circuit Protector! What It Is and the Uses.

While we use circuit breakers to protect our homes from overload and short circuits, motor circuit protectors also do the same work on electrical motors. If you want to protect your machines from unexpected breakdown, make sure your motor protection circuit breaker is working well. What is a motor circuit protector? A motor circuit protector … Read more

GFCI outlet Keeps Tripping: Causes and How to Fix It.

Ground fault circuit interrupters protect against electric shock. If your own gfci outlet keeps tripping, read on to find out why. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) trips when it detects a ground fault, or current leakage even as little as 5mA between the hot and ground wire. When the gfci detects the leakage current, … Read more

Square D Circuit Breaker Types and Uses

Though there are many brand of circuit breakers in the market, the Square D breaker types remain the best. Square D is a product of Schneider Electric, an American company that specializes in circuit breaker manufacturing. Square D is a well-known brand that produces high-quality and reliable safety switches to protect electrical equipment and systems. This … Read more

How Many Lights Can be On a 15 Amp Circuit Breaker

When it comes to home lighting, one question I receive often is how many lights can be on a 15 amp circuit breaker.  The number of fixtures that can be on a 15-amp circuit depends on the wattage of the bulbs, and the lighting load should not exceed 80% of the breaker rating.  If you plan … Read more

Microwaves Tripping the Circuit Breaker: Causes & How to Fix It.

Microwave ovens have become an essential kitchen appliance for our daily cooking. But, like all power-hungry electrical devices, they require much energy to work. This sometimes trips the breaker. If your microwave is tripping the breaker, it may be due to circuit overload, faulty microwave, or defective electrical component. Keep on reading to find out why … Read more

Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB): What It Is and How It Works

A miniature circuit breaker is a safety switch that protects an electrical circuit from overcurrent or power surge. It is a protective device that interrupts the circuit when there are high currents. The primary function of a miniature circuit breaker is to protect an installation or branch circuit against high current arising from overload or short … Read more

Water Heater Keeps Tripping the Circuit Breaker: Issue Fixed.

Circuit breakers are designed to protect your circuits and appliances from overload, short circuits and faulty currents. If your water heater is tripping breaker, there may be a problem either with your water heater, the wiring system or your circuit breaker. Water heaters use more energy than most appliances, and are required to be on … Read more