Benefits of a Circuit Breaker Panel

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We incorporate many products and devices to safeguard our homes from many electrical hazards and calamities. In order to do so, one looks out for many electrical protection devices. One such device is a circuit breaker panel. A circuit breaker is another type of overcurrent protection device (OCPD). It is the main distribution point for electrical circuits in your home.

 It usually provides between 100 and 200 amps of power, depending on the rating of the panel. It flows through the electrical meter, which records the electricity usage, and then into the panel. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is a big switch that safely distributes the supply of power to your house. The circuit breaker box also houses other smaller sub-switches that connect with specific areas of your house. These small switches are called breakers and their function is to ensure electrical safety.

The various types of circuit breaker include:

  • Magnetic: In this type of circuit, the current exceeds the allowed amperage for a circuit, and the circuit is opened via electromagnetic force. 

  • Thermal: When an overcurrent exits, the excessive heat causes a metallic strip to bend and opens the circuit. 

  • Hybrid: It uses a combination of heat and electromagnetism to open the circuit.

  • GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters measures the electrical current to and from a device, and it will open the switching contracts if the to/fro current is not identical.

Benefits of Circuit Breaker Panel

  • They can be expanded to add new circuits

  • They more safely incorporate both 120- and 240-volt circuits

  • When a circuit breaker trips, it can be reset vs fuses which must be replaced when they are overloaded and “blow”

Main Safety Features of a Circuit Breaker Panel

  • The Main Circuit Breaker: This is the switch that goes on and off to control the flow of current.

  • Single-Pole Breaker: These single switches are typically between 15-20 amps, are commonly found in most circuit breakers and can handle up to 120 volts.

  • Double-Pole Breaker: Double-pole breakers are designed for large home appliances like air conditioners, water heaters, washing machines and stoves.

  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters: These are special-purpose circuit breakers designed for additional safety against electric fires and electrocution.

  • Sub-Panels: Sub-panels are small breaker boxes designed to handle more circuits when you don’t have the space to accommodate new circuits.

  • Bus Bars: The two rows in the main circuit breaker panel connect to hot bus bars. This is where the current flows from the main breaker to the branching circuits and reaches the outlet.

One can visit the website of Schneider Electric to purchase some of the finest electrical equipment and appliances. Some of the prominent ones are modular switches and sockets, modular electrical boxes, home automation system, power panel board etc. One can also check the MCB 63 amp 4 pole price on Schneider’s website.  

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