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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?

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2005-03-17 01:33:48
2005-03-17 01:33:48

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. 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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