Why does the light switch pop the circuit breaker after a period of time?
I do not even know that it is the light switch that is popping your circuit breaker! It may be the switch or something else. The light switch controls a circuit. As electricity passes through that circuit it is heating up a contact or a weak place in a wire. At a certain point that hot place in a connector or in a wire allows the electricity to jump out of the circuit and not go through the light. When that happens, the circuit breaker pops.
You can turn off the circuit breaker. Then you can look at the connectors on your light switch. If one of them looks burned, You have solved the problem. You replace the light switch. Next comes the more difficult task of looking at the connectors for your lamp. If they are not easy to get to, you call an electrician.
It is a relay or switch problem. A circuit breaker or fuse won't keep a light on.
All circuits including those with switches will have a breaker protecting the circuit. To find, turn on the light controlled by the switch and then turn off breakers one-by-one until light goes out.
What might cause a breaker to trip when switching on a light when resetting the breaker and checking the fuse doesn't restore power to one circuit?
Overloaded circuit, short in circuit, or defective switch.
Check the wire that goes to your break light. Somewhere along the circuit it is grounded before the lamp and after the switch. Look on the circuit from the switch to the lamp. What is happening is, the circuit is good up to the time that you apply the break. This closes that brake light switch, When the switch closes it sees the dead short and not the lamp. The breaker popping is protecting the… Read More
It is built into the head light switch.
Generally a circuit breaker (like a light switch) But I guess you could use a resistor of the right resistance If you are talking about the circuit breaker there is an electromagnetic coil in it which get magnetized on a specific amount of current and breaks the circuit
A voltage or current source in series with a circuit breaker or fuse in series with a switch in series with a light bulb.
1997 Lincoln town car lights flicker you replaced light switch lights still still go out must be a relay or circuit breaker where is the circuit breaker located?
Could a bad circuit breaker light switch or plug outlet cause the bedroom light to flicker when turned on?
Yes a bad circuit breaker and a bad light switch can cause a light to flicker when its turned on. It could also be caused by loose wiring going or coming from that paticular circuit. it also could be something in the fixture itself causing. Checking for loose connections is your cheapest and first route to go.
It goes out. That's what you do when you turn a switch off, you open the circuit. If it's shorted to ground, it will blow the fuse or trip the breaker.
In residential wiring applications the most used is 14 gauge wire for light switches as long as the circuit breaker or the fuse is 15A. If your lighting circuit is on a 20A fuse/circuit breaker then you need to use 12 gauge wire
Is it normal for tester to show hot on a light switch with it in the off position and no power going to the light it controls?
Yes. Even with no power to the light, there is still power to the switch. To power off the switch you usually need to open a circuit breaker.
If you have a light that is not being powered through a circuit breaker or fuse, you should call a qualified electrician to remove this circuit from the panel's bus and install a circuit breaker for it. Without an overcurrent protective device (circuit breaker or fuse) you have a potential fire hazard.
The most common form of a series circuit in a house is a circuit breaker (optionally in series with an on-off switch) in series with a load, usually a light bulb.
You have checked the wire at the switch? Breaker may be bad but not tripped. Loose connection at light or outlet that the switch controls. Use a screwdriver to touch the two terminals on the switch if you do not have a tester. May not be hot side of the circuit, but the neutral.
*Look at the simple circuit illustrated in Figure A-2. What will happen when only switch S1 is closed? Correct Answer= "Nothing will happen-the light bulb won't light up." <<>> If there is a load in the circuit the load will operate. If there is no load in the circuit and it is complete then a short circuit will occur and something in the circuit will burn open. If the circuit is complete and there is… Read More
One 1,000 watt light will push a typical circuit breaker close to its limit. Six such lights will require wiring and circuit breakers to handle the load. Figure one circuit breaker per light. That means not only six switches but six switches, each on a different circuit breaker. Don't overload the wiring or it could cause a fire.
at least on a 79 fleetwood it is located in the light switch itself
You will get a short circuit and breaker will trip. If they are tied together on the load side of the switch the short will happen when you turn the switch on.
The pool light is usually on a 15 amp circuit. The breaker feeding this circuit must have a GFCI rating.
When the light switch is turned on and a light bulb is connected in the circuit a current will flow through the circuit. Likewise when the switch is opened, the current will stop flowing in the circuit.
When a light switch is opened the circuit is broken and the light goes out.
As long as the light circuit isn't over 20 amps.
Wall light swtch wiring usually will use #14 wire rated at 15 amps. ANOTHER ANSWER All wire on a circuit must be large enough to handle the rated current of the circuit breaker. In other words, if the light is connected to a 20 Amp breaker, all wires (switch leg included) must be 12 GA. If the light is connected to a 15 Amp breaker, all wires can be 14 GA.
power source, protection device (fuse, circuit breaker, etc.), control device (switch), load [whatever you want to power (light bulb)], and conductors to connect them.
Its means there is no continuity between point Ato point B. Ex. A light switch : When the switch is off it opens the circuit and electricity does not get to the light, when the switch is on the circuit is closed and the light will turn on.
A switch in a circuit will quickly allow you to break the circuit, without changing the wiring. For example, a light switch. By turning a light switch off, you are breaking the circuit and, thus, turning the light off.
A switch simply opens a circuit, stopping the flow of electricity. For example: a simple circuit would be two wires from a battery, one of which goes to a switch, and the other goes to a light bulb. A third wire goes from the other side of the switch to the other conductor of the light bulb. With the switch closed the circuit is complete and the light goes on. Open the switch and the… Read More
It will light up in a complete circuit if the switch is closed but if the switch if open the energy will not completely pass because it is open
My light bulb burnt out the other day and I replaced it but now the fixture and the one on the same switch wont work Circuit breaker isn't tripped any ideas on What is wrong?
form you question i found out that your circuit bearker panal has burn too ,,in case not to happne again you please have got to check the AMPS at both ,,the bulb and the hell circuit breaker ,,the buy the high of AMPS for ur circit breaker .
Turn the breaker off sending power to this circuit. Just run power from the outlet up to the light switch box using a 12/2 or 14/2 wire. Now run a 12/2 or 14/2 wire from the light switch box up to the light. In the light switch box tie all the white wires together and push them in the back of the box. Connect all the ground wires together and connect that to the green… Read More
It's in the basement. Turn on the light switch behind the dryer, walk past the furnace, stay to the left of the water heater, and you'll eventually see the breaker box on the wall in front of you. For heaven's sake, do be careful.
Nowhere. That's why the light goes out. Switching a light switch off breaks the circuit, and without a complete circuit, no electricity flows through the lamp.
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… Read More
When an electrical switch is in the off position, the circuit is interrupted. When the switch is on, the circuit is open and complete.
If a single pole switch is wired to be a master switch, the switch would have to be in the on position for any other control devices to operate. Turning the master switch off would eliminate power to all devices (and/or loads) which it was serving. For example, some homes have a switch to control their outside light. If the outside light has a photo eye (the light will only come on at night), the… Read More
Lights in home wiring are wired in series parallel circuits.
There is a complete path for the electricity to flow. The opposite of an open circuit. If a light switch is on and the light comes on, the circuit is closed. If the switch is turned off, the light goes off because the circuit is open.
A conductor carries the voltage potential from the source to the load, i.e. the wires from a circuit breaker to a light.
If a circuit has no switch then it remains 'on' permanently. If you desire to open or close a circuit, for turning on or turning off a light for example, you need some kind of switch.
It shouldn't affect it at all. The light switch should affect only the operation of the light in your bedroom. If anything the switch would be on the same circuit as your kitchen lights and then it would be connected in paralell so it wouldn't have any effect on anything other than the load it was intended to control unless it somehow shorted to ground in which case it would trip your breaker and disrupt… Read More
It depend on where the switch is located in the circuit.
Not usually, The light would have had to been wired with a three wire from the switch to the fan. One circuit to control the fan and the other switch to control the light. If this is your situation then all you will have to do is change the light switch to a timer and that will do what you want.
Hi, You have three different possibilities, and a little troubleshooting will be needed to find out exactly which it is. Bad Switch Not too likely if the switch 'feels' like it is switching smooth and not getting stuck. Bad Circuit Breaker There is a single circuit breaker that supplies power to the blower motor when it is set to high. This circuit breaker should be checked. Please refer to the link provided to find the… Read More
It depends on how you live. If it is your property and it's an electric light, check the bulb, the switch, any exposed wiring or connector, circuit breaker/fuse and/or call an electrician. If you rent, call the landlord or the maintenance man.
A photocontrol uses light to activate the switch. When the sensor does not detect light the circuit is broken and the switch is deactivated.
Brake Light Failures There could be several causes for brake light failure, but here are some of the more common: "Blown" fuse or tripped Circuit Breaker. An improperly adjusted brake light switch. A circuit ground connection has become disconnected, loose, or corroded which basically is the same thing as turning a switch to off. A cut, broken, or shorted conductor [wire] anywhere in the circuit. Corrosion buildup inside of any one of the connectors in… Read More
On my 97 neon the radio and interior lights are on a 10 amp circuit breaker located on the under hood fuse block. It is labeled "interior lights". I pull this breaker any time the car sits unused for two days or longer. If this is not done the battery will be drained. I do not have a light stuck on and have tried to locate the drain with no luck except that it is… Read More
It is unlikely that you would get shocked from a broken light switch, since they are always made from non-conducting plastic. If you open it up and try to fix it, you might get shocked then. If you turn off the correct circuit breaker or fuse, you can avoid getting shocked when you work on your broken light switch - but if you don't know what you are doing, get a qualified electrician to do… Read More
The exterior garage lights have always been on All garage switches work but none turn these off How do you find the off switch?
Find out what circuit the lights are on by shutting off breakers until the lights go out. Find the wire that connects to that breaker. If there is no wallboard or insulation in the garage , follow the circuit to the light. If there is a switch then it will have to be somewhere in that circuit and before the light fixture. If your situation is different from this, please use the discussion page and… Read More