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A circuit breaker may be reset by moving the trip lever handle to the full OFF position and then returning the handle to the ON position. Individuals must ensure the source of an overload is cleared before attempting to reset a breaker. There are three types of circuit breakers differentiated by their internal mechanisms for tripping:

Magnetic
Thermal
Thermal-magnetic

Regardless of which internal mechanism a circuit breaker uses, most circuit breakers look the same externally, with the exception of the circuit breaker fuse. A circuit breaker fuse is a screw-in OCPD that has the operating characteristics of a circuit breaker.

I talk briefly about how they work and then I take look inside an AC breaker, a AC & DC Breaker and a DC only breaker.  It turns out they have some similarities as well as some differences.

Remember, please use the correctly designed breaker for your circuit.  Do not use AC breakers on DC circuits (or vice versa).

 

 


 



A circuit breaker may be reset by moving the trip lever handle to the full OFF position and then returning the handle to the ON position. Individuals must ensure the source of an overload is cleared before attempting to reset a breaker. There are three types of circuit breakers differentiated by their internal mechanisms for tripping:

Magnetic
Thermal
Thermal-magnetic

Regardless of which internal mechanism a circuit breaker uses, most circuit breakers look the same externally, with the exception of the circuit breaker fuse. A circuit breaker fuse is a screw-in OCPD that has the operating characteristics of a circuit breaker.

I talk briefly about how they work and then I take look inside an AC breaker, a AC & DC Breaker and a DC only breaker.  It turns out they have some similarities as well as some differences.

Remember, please use the correctly designed breaker for your circuit.  Do not use AC breakers on DC circuits (or vice versa).

 

 


 

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