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If three electical outlets do not work and the circuit breaker is fine with no blown fuses what should you check next to try to fix the problem?
Is everything on that circuit breaker not working? Breakers will go bad sometimes.
Get yourself an inexpensive receptacle tester (~$4.00 at hardware stores) and test each outlet. It looks like a plug with 3-4 lights on the end. It will diagnose simple problems (no hot, no ground, no neutral, reversed wires) and can aid in diagnosis.
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Both work on the principal of overheating a circuit caused by an overload or short. When a circuit is overheated because of to many amps being used on the circuit or a short, …a fuse has a thin wire which gets very hot an pops (separates) the circuit and everything turns off. A circuit breaker when overheated has a switch that trips disconnecting the circuit. Unlike the fuse, which is replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset. Note: Before you can use the circuit, the problem that caused the fuse to pop or the breaker to trip must be solved. You may have to go through many fuses before it is found. Start by unplugging a electrical devices on the circuit.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect the conductors that are connected to them from not letting the current going above the current rating that is given to individual size condu…ctors. the main function is to quickly stop the power to continue threw the loop., and to protect ,equipment from damage and people from dying, that may be in contact to a shorted circuit Comment Fuses and circuit breakers are overload protection devices, designed to protect loads (e.g. appliances) against overload or short-circuit currents. They are not designed to protect people. to over come the over load conditions. In simple terms the purpose of a fuse or circuit breaker is to protect the wiring from overheating and causing a fire. That is why it is so very important to match the fuse or breaker with the size wire in the circuit. Protect the circuit from over current. Fuses and breakers prevent excessive amounts of current to flow through the conductors in a circuit which causes heat to build up making for a fire hazard. A circuit breaker or fuse is a protective device that shuts off power when the current exceeds a preset limit. It is designed to protect the wiring, and thus prevent damage to the equipment and fire.
The size breaker you use is determined by the size wire used in thecircuit. If you use AWG #12/2 wire then use a 20 amp breaker. Ifyou use AWG # 14/2 then use a 15 amp breaker….
If the power outlet in a 2002 Dodge Neon does not work could it be a blown fuse and which fuse is it?
Under the hood there is a 20 amp fuse, in the P/Out slot. I had the same problem and this is what solved it. Had the same problem with the Dodge Intrepid. Fuse is in the box… under the hood(!) (not in the in-side fuse panel). check for loose change in the outlet, a lighter will blow the fuse, as well as a bad cell charger/radar detector cord. Open hood, remove "fuse box cover" and look for acc or some such fuse. Relentless This happened to me, i think the fuse was under the hood and it was called int. something 2002 Dodge Neon Power Outlet Fuse is located in the power distribution center under the hood and next to the battery. Inside the cover of that box is a diagram showing location. I think it is the third from the fender.
Circuit breakers and fuses both have the ability to interrupt current when more than a preset current flows through the fuse or breaker. A breaker can be reset when the over c…urrent fault is over, but a fuse is permanently "blown" by the over current and must be replaced.
Why would electrical outlets on different circuit breakers not work when other outlets on the circuit do?
You could have a bad outlet, loose connection, or worst case - a damaged wire or a bad splice that was illegally buried in the wall. You will probably need an electrician to… trace the problem with a meter.
The use of circuit breakers is also same as that of fuses and these are meant for high current ratings. A circuit breaker can make or break a circuit either manually or by r…emote control under normal conditions.When a fault occurs,it breaks the circuit automatically.
You go to the fuse box and look at each of the fuses' tops to see which one is burned/melted. Most fuses have glass tops thru which you can check to see if the conduit i…s intact. If it is burned you unscrew the fuse and replace it, making sure the replacement is of the same amperage. Make sure you turn off the main power before you do this or else you may get shocked. Most houses built after the 1960's use circuit breakers instead of fuses.
No it should be in series.
Both devices are safety measures for the electrical circuit. The home fuse is a glass affair with a burnable core. If the core melts, the circuit opens. The circuit breaker… does the same thing, but is a "reset" device, meaning that it can be used over and over again. The fuse is replaceable, but not "reset-able." Both systems are used in modern homes, but the fuse system is being replaced by the circuit breaker system.
As far as a fuse like in a car or even larger versions of the fuses in a car you should be able to see inside the little wire; if the fuse has burnt amd is split in two parts …the fuse has been broken. In a circuit breaker it works a little differently, instead of burning out and needing to be replaced, the breaker will "trip" this means there is too much current being drawn through the circuit and the setup cannot handle it. A breaker instead will click to the off position and the switch will flip from on to off. These are much easier to locate than a burnt fuse because in a breaker box usually all the switches are turned to on and in the same direction, so the one breaker that did trip will be pointed in the opposite direction. Simply flip the switch from off to on and its been reset. If the breaker keeps tripping then there is either a short or you have too many loads (appliances) running on that circuit, for instance a power strip with 6 things plugged into it all running at the same time.
Explain whether or not a fuse or circuit breaker should be conected in parallel to the circuit is protecting?
If you were to connect a fuse or circuit breaker in parallel with a circuit, it would create a short circuit and immediately melt (fuse) or trip (circuit breaker). These devic…es must be connected in series with the load.
Is there a fuse you should check under the hood on a 2000 MPV if the 15amp fuse for the cigarette lighter is not blown but the outlet stopped working?
am also looking for an answer to this, now my 15 amp fuse is blown and the car won't start. someone said if you have an after market stereo to start with the wiring behind the… stero ...does anyone have any idea what the connection is here? It's possible the fuse is not making good contact because of corrosion. Taking it out and cleaning the contacts with steel wool or similar may make it work. I have a vague memory of this being discussed in mpvclub.com. I think it's some other fuse. IIRC visually look at almost all the fuses inside and if you find a bad one change it, and that does it. Try it anyway I'm not 100% sure it's been so long.
remove the large plastic shield under the steering wheel-something like 8 screws. The blinker is near the steering column.
In Volvo S40
The blower on your 2001 Volvo s40 does not work you have checked the fuse and it looks fine What could the problem be?
Volvo blower speed is controlled by an NPN power transistor -N3055- which most people for some reason call a resistor. Its under the dash on the passenger' side. It gets very …hot and normally packs due to that, you'll find it on a heat sink somewhere there, very easy to test, cost less than a dollar to replace, you'd be surprised!
Replace with a new one.
A fuse might be a bit cheaper and the form factor may smaller if size is an issue. If the fuse blows on a regular basis it will of course end up costing more and will be more …inconvenient to replace.