Is a humming sound at the circuit breaker a concern?
Asked in Electrical Engineering
Is it possible that a circuit breaker explodes or produces a sound like 'tsug'?
When turning on the breaker you hear a crackling sound then breaker kicks off?
Asked in Hummingbirds
What part of the humming bird's body makes the humming sound?
Asked in Fuel and Engines
What would cause a deep humming sound when the car goes past 45 mph?
Asked in Car Sounds, Birds
What could be making a humming sound coming from your eighteen inch rims loudest at twenty mph and the wheels are on tight and the tire seems not to be hitting anything?
What circuit breaker acts as a switch creating an circuit when current is too high?
A circuit breaker acts as a switch creating an open circuit when current is too high. A circuit breaker in your house does exactly that. When current reaches a specific level above whatever the circuit breaker is rated at (10amps, 15amps, 20amps), the circuit breaker will "trip". Physically, a circuit breaker looks similar to a light switch mounted sideways in your breaker panel. When it trips, the little lever moves to the open position. Often (perhaps always?) you must pull the lever back all the way to the open position before you can close it properly. The tripped position is somewhere between the two (open and closed). The purpose of these circuit breakers are to isolate outlets that have a fault on them (dropped a hair dryer in the bathtub full of water), or due to overload (hooked up a hair dryer, space heater, oven, microwave, vacuum cleaner, and sound system to one outlet). Overload results in too much current flowing through wiring in your walls; this wiring will overheat when too much current flows, potentially resulting in a fire.