What is a circuit breaker?

Circuit Breaker

Circuit breaker is an electrical switch that is designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage cause by several factors such as

Electricity overload- Overload is an excess amperage flowing over a circuit.

Short Circuit- an unexpected electrical flow,that travels from sources that are electrically conductive.

Reason for electricity overload- Loose or corroded wires and connections electricity coming from a lighting bolt

Reason for short circuit- Wire being stripped and touch by a tree limb Two wires with different voltage touching together

Circuit breaker components

Switch lever Contact mechanism Metal contacts Terminals Bimetallic strips Calibration screws Solenoid Arch divider

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