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Why would a circuit breaker that should be able to handle 2300 watts trip sometimes when you just turn on a 350-watt TV?
I would wonder if the items that are tripping the breaker are being plugged into the same outlet. There could be a problem with the outlet or the wiring in the box in the wall that the outlet is mounted in. If one of the screws on the back of the outlet that connects the wire to the outlet is loose, there would be a possibility of seeing your problem. Also, breakers can and do go bad. The more they pop, the more worn out they get. If you feel comfortable, you could try swapping the breaker in the box with another one of the same amp rating or just buy a new one since they aren't too expensive. You'll still have your old one as a spare or for an additional circuit to be added later. Answer The TV could also act as a large capacitor and draw alot of current right when its turned on and charging up(like lights dimming when you turn something like a tv on)
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What could be wrong if you turn on a circuit breaker after working on the circuit and the breaker does not trip but there is no power to the circuit?
reset your breaker...... make sure it is pushed completely to the off position. then turn it back to on. ...... Or, it may be tripping with your wiring job. Maybe eithe…r the hot or the neutral is still disconnected from the circuit? Or, maybe, within a socket outlet you want to use that is on that circuit, either the hot or the neutral wire is not properly connected into its terminal in the socket outlet? As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
What do you do if the power is out in just about all the rooms in the house but the circuit breaker didn't trip?
Answer . You need to call the power company to come out and see what is wrong. Sometimes there is a problem with their equipment, burnt out transformer, etc..
On an 50A circuit should you be able to turn all of three of your electric heaters on at the same time without tripping the main breaker?
Answer . Check the amp rating of the heater and do the math. Electric heaters pull A LOT of current, so I'm guessing you'd be near the 50amp max.\n. \n.
Answer . \nHave you tried changing you breaker? Sometimes when breakers get weak they will still function most of the time, but when the a/c kicks on it will trip.. Answe…r . \nIs it the indoor portion of your AC or the outside?. Answer . The circuit is probably overloaded. 110V air conditioners draw quite a bit of current. If you have many other devices on the same circuit that is why the breaker is tripping. To solve this you need to run another circuit. Consult an electrician if you don't know how ot do this.
What type of water system do u have?. If on well water, maybe its your pump shorting out when you run the water.,check pump... but not sure. electrical and water can be dange…rous.. Good luck.
Many times, a circuit breaker may trip when the circuit isoverloaded. Before plugging in electronics and appliances, youshould check to ensure that the circuit can handle the …load.Ã
It obviously varies from TV to TV, but between 0.3 and 10 watts, with newer ones taking less.
A circuit breaker trips when the amount of electric current passing through it goes higher than its normal current rating. More detail The breaker trips to cut off the cu…rrent flowing into in the circuit which the breaker is protecting. It is because of a fault - an electrical short in the wiring or in an appliance - that causes the circuit breaker to trip. If you - or an experienced person such as a licensed electrician - can find and fix the fault , then the breaker will not trip to cut off the current. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.. Watts= voltage X amps. At 120 volt total watts would be 2400 at 20 amps. The electrical code sta…tes that circuit conductors that are fed by this breaker on a continuous load can only be loaded to 80%. #12 wire rated at 20 amps, derated to 16 amps continuous = 16 x 120 = 1920 watts, #10 wire rated at 30 amps derated to 24 amps continuous = 24 x 120 = 2880 watts. On load calculations this derate should be taken into consideration. To maintain the required wattage needed for the load the wire size and/or the next size breaker may be needed.
Could be a fault with the air conditioner, or the circuit breaker isn't designed to work with it. Does it trip in the first few minutes when turned on? When powering up it d…raws a peak current, if the CB isn't designed to ignore temporary peak currents then it will think a fault is occurring and trip. You better also check the power cable from the breaker to the outside condensing unit. In my case, the cable was shorting intermittently to ground at the input clamp to the disconnect. Luckily I heard the zapping, then saw the damage, and easily repaired it.
The light on my gfi outlet is dim and sometimes out i am getting no power to it but the circuit breaker is not tripped i just replaced the gfi and it didn't help any ideas?
If the GFI outlet is tripped (the outlet, not the breaker) then it is telling you there is a ground fault which must be fixed.. If the GFI outlet is not tripped, and th…e breaker is not tripped, but it is still not providing power, then you have a loose connection or a wiring error.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . That will draw about 9 amps at 120V. A 15 amp breaker if the circuit conductor is #14 or 20 amp… breaker if the circuit conductor is #12.. . As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. . IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS .
The circuit that is used to power the motor starter has gone to ground on the hot side of the coil.
You would move the handle of the breaker from the on position to the off position.
Two 100 watt heaters are to be connected in paralleto a 115 V source Will a 20 A circuit breaker be able to carry current without tripping Justify answer?
Certainly, 100Watt of power requires only about 1 A at 115V However, if you made a typo and intended to say two 1000 Watt heaters Then I would use a 25A. The 20A breake…r would be ok, but will be on the cusp of tripping as the current would be closer to 18A. The typical 14AWG wiring in a house can carry up to 32Amps safely as a result the maximum circuit breaker to use would be 25Amps In the above answer it is stated that a #14 wire will carry up to 32 amps. This is completely false. A #14 wire is only rated at 15 amps. To carry 32 amps safely you would need to use a #8 wire which is three wire sizes larger that a # 14.
A 15 amp circuit breaker will handle this situation very well. The smallest home breaker is rated at 15 amp.