Does your home need new circuit breakers? Not quite sure what they are? When electricity enters your home, it goes to a circuit breaker box. Here it is divided into a number of circuits. Each circuit is protected by a breaker. They detect and stop excess current in its tracks. A circuit breaker will trip when there is an overload or short circuit, cutting off current to the problem line until it can be safely looked at. In a nutshell, its basic function is to interrupt current flow after a fault is detected.
How do I know a circuit break needs to be replaced?
- If certain appliances in your home keep getting interrupted by the breaker, or when the breaker itself will not stay reset after you return it to its “on” position.
- A burning smell from the breaker box could mean that a replacement is necessary.
- A breaker that is hot to the touch should be replaced.
- If you see burned parts, frayed wires, or other obvious signs of wear anywhere in the breaker box, it’s likely time to replace one or more of its components.
Which circuit breaker is best?
Circuit breakers are available in 3 different voltage capacities. Each is made to accommodate a specific amount of electricity. Low-voltage thermal magnetic circuit breakers are best suited for smaller homes. Standard circuit breakers are typically used for most electrical outlets in the home. They may be single- or double-pole. GFCI circuit breakers will cut power to the circuit not only when there is an overload or short circuit, but also when a line-to-ground fault is detected. They are necessary in parts of the home where electrical outlets are located close to water sources, such as outside and in the kitchen and bathroom. AFCI circuit breakers interrupt the power supply when they sense an electrical surge or abnormal path that could cause an electric fire.
We offer a range of different types and sizes of circuit breakers for you to choose from. From the smaller 3-pole circuit breaker to the 800 m 4-pole circuit breaker, you can rest assured you will find precisely what you need. Each product has the option of a whatapp helpline when you need additional information.
Speak to Generator Parts today for the right circuit breaker for your home.