Category: Circuit Breakers

Eliminate Nuisance Tripping at Your Facility: A 101 Guide

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Published on May 15, 2024

As a facilities manager, you should regularly check your circuit breakers—after all, sometimes breakers can trip without being overloaded. Nuisance tripping, also known as sympathetic tripping, happens when protective devices like circuit breakers or GFCIs shut off power unexpectedly without a real electrical fault or overload. It’s like a false alarm but can be costly […]

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Why You Should Schedule Circuit Breaker Maintenance at Your Facility

Published on April 29, 2024

Circuit breakers are essential in protecting your facility’s electrical circuits from damage resulting from overloads or short circuits. In working order, these safety devices activate automatically to shut off the current flow when protective relays detect a system fault. Like most mechanical objects, LV and MV circuit breakers require timely maintenance to function correctly. The […]

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A Quick Guide to Commercial Circuit Breaker Retrofitting

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Published on March 25, 2024

Looking to modernize your facility’s electrical systems? If you’re noticing signs of wear and deterioration to your circuit breakers, a retrofit can be a great option compared to overhauling an entire electrical system. A simple upgrade can improve the overall reliability and safety of your system. In this post, we’ll outline what goes into circuit […]

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A Quick Guide to Circuit Breaker Testing for Commercial Buildings

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Published on February 29, 2024

Do you have a good game plan to keep your breakers and electrical systems well-maintained and reliable at your commercial building or facility? As a building or facilities manager, it helps to understand the basics of breaker testing, who should perform this type of testing, and what types of tests are available based on your […]

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6 Signs of a Faulty Circuit Breaker

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Published on September 8, 2023

Circuit breakers are essential to workplace safety and property protection. They defend against electrical hazards such as overload, fires, shocks and electrocution by interrupting power supply when currents reach unsafe levels. Circuit breakers protect circuits from damage and keep employees safe while operating equipment and using appliances. Because circuit breakers play a significant role within […]

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What Is Circuit Breaker Testing and How Is It Done?

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Published on November 4, 2022

What Is Circuit Breaker Testing and How Is It Done? Circuit breaker testing is a vital practice to ensure the reliability and safety of an electrical system. As a best practice, you should implement routine testing processes for your circuit breakers to maximize safety at your work site. Learn more about how testing works and […]

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What Is a Circuit Breaker and How Does it Work?

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Published on January 26, 2021

At Power Products & Solutions, we constantly work with circuit breakers to keep electrical operations safe and functional. But what is the purpose of a circuit breaker, and how does it work? Take a look at the fascinating electrical science of this vital device.   Contact Us   Jump to: What Does a Circuit Breaker […]

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