Is a GFCI circuit breaker equivalent to surge protection?

Answer A GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) circuit breaker is not equivalent to surge protection. A surge in power is an increase in voltage or current. A GFCI breaker protects when a ground-fault o... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Is a GFCI circuit breaker equivalent to surge p...

How to Install a GFCI Breaker for a Spa?

Anytime you have electricity in close proximity to water, you must use a ground fault circuit interrupt (GFCI) breaker or outlet. This breaker monitors the electrical load between the hot and neutr... Read More »

How to Connect a GFCI Breaker?

A ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) breaker detects any small difference between the current flowing from the breaker through the circuit and the current returning from the circuit to to the ... 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?