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Here’s why your circuit breaker keeps tripping

Electrical switchgear regulates, protects, and isolates a power system with a variety of controls housed in a metal enclosure. It’s a vital system in industries that experience electrical faults or those that need to regularly de-energize equipment for maintenance, such as industrial environments and electrical utilities.

Switchgear contains fuses, switches, and other power conductors. However, circuit breakers are the most common component found in switchgear. During an electrical fault, a circuit breaker will sense the anomaly and interrupt the power flow, effectively limiting damage to the system. Because it’s designed to control the flow of power, switchgear plays a role in enhancing a facility’s energy efficiency and safety.

The five main reasons that circuit breakers keep tripping are:

1. Circuit Overload

2. Short Circuits

3. Ground Fault Surges

4. Defective Circuit Breaker

5. Arc Fault


Ultimately, you must make sure that your circuit breakers are in good working order. At Volt Logic, we can offer maintenance packages with all our switchgear, ensuring you get the best service possible.


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