How Circuit Breakers Work
Circuit breakers are necessary to ensure safe electrical currents within homes and businesses. They are comprised of multiple small circuits within a large circuit and allow electrical charges to flow in a controlled system.
If there is too strong of an electrical current flowing through the circuit, the circuit breaker kicks in and cuts off the power until the issue is resolved. Circuit breakers are essential for the safe use of power in homes and businesses. They let homeowners know when there is a surplus of power within the circuit and also when there are circuit breaker issues that need to be resolved.
Circuit Breaker at Home
As a homeowner, it is important to understand the features and basic operation of your home’s circuit breakers and the electrical panel (or breaker box) that they are housed in.
Thankfully, circuit breakers at home are generally pretty straightforward to use and can be easily found in the utility room or garage.
Understanding how your home’s circuit breaker works will enable you to troubleshoot circuit breaker issues and turn the power back on when you’ve safely resolved the issue.
We’d advise you to read the manual that comes with your home’s electrical panel to become familiar with its functions and switches in case you encounter any issues with your circuit breaker box.
Types of Circuit Breakers
There are many different types of circuit breakers available for home or business owners.
At Electrical Surplus Distribution, we offer a wide range of high-end circuit breakers. Our goal is to provide you with the best circuit breaker for your needs and safety.
Some of the types of circuit breakers we offer include:
Square-D breakers were first introduced to the market in 1955 and are popular choices for residences. Square-D circuit breakers are said to be the fastest opening breaker on the market — enabling homeowners to respond quickly when circuit breaker issues arise.
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Cutler-Hammer breakers are one of the most intuitive models available.
They are able to detect and respond to issues instantly by interrupting the flow of electricity in the circuit. This function promotes greater safety and lets homeowners know when their circuit breaker is having an issue.
View our selection of Cutler Hammer breakers.
A molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) protects your circuit from overload, electrical fault protection (instant response to short circuit issues), and gives you a manual electrical switch to immediately disconnect if you are facing an emergency situation.
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Eaton provides low and medium-voltage circuit breakers. These are manufactured both for residences and commercial usage.
Some of the Eaton breakers offered at Electrical Surplus Distribution include the following models:
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Siemens Circuit Breakers
Siemens quick-detection circuit breakers offer immediate interruption to current flow when a fault is detected. This ensures that your home is safe and has one of the most intuitive circuit breakers ready to cut off electrical supply when necessary.
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GE Circuit Breakers
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Circuit Breakers and Accessories
At Electrical Surplus Distribution, we not only offer high-end circuit breakers, but we also offer a large selection of accessories too.
We aim to bring high-quality electrical products such as circuit breakers and accessories to the market at competitive prices so that home and business owners can have quality electrical features installed in their establishments.
Contact Electrical Surplus Distribution
Our circuit breaker specialists would be happy to answer your questions and direct you to the best circuit breaker for your needs.
If you have any questions about our selection of circuit breakers, industrial electrical supplies, accessories, residential electric products or services contact us today.