What are the causes of circuit breakers tripping?

Answer A tripping circuit breaker can be caused by a number of issues. In the United States, there are approximately 250 deaths and many injuries each year related to electrical issues, according to the B... Read More »

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My Christmas Light keep tripping my breakers what can I do?

I had the same problem. You can read about it here:,448Each c-9 light is 7 watts. Do some math and see how much power you're sucking. (7 watts x number of ligh... Read More »

How to Determine when to Use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (Af Circuit Breakers)?

AFCI or "Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters" are the latest in electrical safety devices for dwellings. AFCI standards were introduced in the 1999 NEC (National Electrical Code) and are required in new... 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 »

What are the causes of circuit breaker tripping?

Everyone at least once has had to take care of a tripped circuit breaker. Few, however, think about just why the breaker tripped in the first place.Circuit BreakersA circuit breaker box directs el... Read More »