How to Find the Fuse Box or Circuit Breaker Box?

Answer A fuse box or breaker box contains safety devices (fuses or circuit breakers) that prevent electrical wires from overheating. The box is usually mounted on a wall inside a residence. Follow these s... Read More »

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Questions about upgrading a 60 amp fuse box to a larger circuit breaker?

Hi, Bob. Your electrician can professionally advise you about this, and it's a great upgrade and investment in every way. Sure, if there's more than one wire going to a fuse, those could be hooked ... Read More »

Would a fuse or circuit breaker work successfully if it were placed in parallel with the device?

No. If a fuse or circuit breaker was placed in parallel with the device it was intended to protect, even if there was enough current to blow the fuse or trip the breaker, that current would still f... Read More »

How many circuit breakers are in a circuit breaker panel?

The number of circuit breakers in a circuit breaker panel is determined by the expected need of all appliances and outlets in the house. It is recommended that more breakers be installed than you'... Read More »

You plug a vacuum cleaner into a 110-V outlet with nothing else on the circuit If the 15-A circuit breaker is tripped. what is the maximum possible resistance of the vacuum's motor?