A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. Unlike fuses, circuit breakers can be reset to resume normal operation. Since circuit breakers vary in size it is always important to call the licensed electrical experts at Wieser Electric before doing any work on circuit breakers.
Once installed correctly, your circuit breaker will detect a fault. The circuit breaker contacts must carry the load current without excessive heating, and must also withstand the heat of the arc produced when interrupting the circuit. When a current is interrupted, an arc is generated. This arc must be contained, cooled and extinguished in a controlled way, so that the gap between the contacts can again withstand the voltage in the circuit. Finally, once the fault condition has been cleared, the contacts must again be closed to restore power to the interrupted circuit.
Another reason to call the licensed electrical experts at Wieser Electric is because there are many different classifications of circuit breakers that can be made, based on their features such as voltage class, construction type, interrupting type, and structural features. To name a few there are low-voltage circuit breakers, magnetic circuit breakers and common trip breakers. Without knowing exactly what you need you will be putting you and your family at risk.
So call Wieser Electric today at 613-985-0046. We proudly service Kingston and the surrounding area. You can also use our online request form to submit an appointment request.