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    I have a dedicated circuit for my fridge on a 32amp breaker. Is it possible to have the fridge and a separate freezer connected to a double gang socke

    Hi guys, I have a dedicated circuit for my fridge which is on a 32amp circuit and also runs off a fcu. Is it possible to have the fridge and a separate freezer connected to the double gang socket ? So both appliances are sharing the socket . Thanks !
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    Main Breaker box Wiring

    Hello Gentlemen Great Forum! Newbie to this place, not sure if am posting my question in the right section. I am attaching a pic showing wiring to the 220-240V main panel, my question is this the correct way of making these connections? I do feel something is missing here as I am confused with...
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    UK how to work out what breaker to use and why (level 3 hotel extension assignment)

    I have 10 7.5A lights in a room on a breaker 10x7.5a=75a so 75a ÷ 230v is something crazy like 0.3A so what am I going to use a 1A breaker 😂 another example I have 700w AC unit 700w ÷ 230v= something like 3.2A yet again ovs not gonna use a 4amp breaker for a AC unit??? What am I doing wrong...
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    The breaker on the right trips after anything from 30 seconds to an hour. I have only two led lights on this circuit

    The breaker on the right trips after anything from 30 seconds to an hour. I have only two led lights on this circuit. Can anyone please help? Source URL: DIY Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/diy-electrical-forum.64/
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    Breaker GFCI AFCI

    Hi Everyone, I have a question regarding GFCI AFCI Breakers in my main panel. I have a Siemens residential household box with QP breakers. I wanted to replace a standard one with a GFCI AFCI Breaker. I noticed that the cable conduit that houses that circuit has a black, red, and white wire...
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    Will turning off an individual breaker cut

    Being from France i'm having a bit of a brain fart when looking at UK wiring systems. In our systems, neutral and live come out the top of a breaker and go directly to the circuit (we have radials here, no rings, not allowed in our regs) and we also have no neutral bar for individual circuits...
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    VFD tripping breaker

    hey guys had to replace the VFD on my lathe. running off 240v single phase to 3 phase to control the motor in delta config. i wired the new vfd up as per the last one, which is a different brand. hooked up active and neutral, then the ground to the chassis screw, when plugged in instantly trips...
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    UK Proteus FC005 circuit breaker switch hunt.

    I need to replace an old FC005 5amp fuse holding switch with snapped switch due to old plastic. Having trouble finding one and hope someone out there has a box of them somewhere I may be able to buy. If you could advise on what could replace it if not that would be great.
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    UK Need help with cable size and breaker size

    I’m still an apprentice electrician so the whole thing around diversity is still a bit confusing to me A family member has moved into a new flat. The existing cooker circuit is 6mm on a 32A MCB. She has bought a cooker which pulls 9.6Kw. I know you do 9600/230 = 41.7 This is telling me that...
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    Need help choosing correct size main breaker for existing subpanel

    DIY homeowner here. I need advice, but will hire a pro if major rewiring needs to be done. I purchased a home with a 200amp service. There is a detached garage about 15’ from the house. I dont think the subpanel in the garage was wired correctly. There are currently three 4awg aluminum branch...
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    Breaker tripping and rewiring question

    Hey guys new DIY user here. I am doing an evening course on Domestic Electrical Installatons but it is on hold now because of Covid. We got through some theory and just started with the fun part when the SHTF. Now in lockdown, I have time and a project on my hand but it is not going great so...
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    Need electrician advice - Replaced light switch successfully, but no power in other areas connected to same breaker panel switch

    Yesterday, I replaced a light switch (as I've done several times before). When I turned the breaker panel back on, the light was working - but now the other lights connected to that same breaker panel do not work. I re-checked all connections and reset the GFI (the outlet works) but no luck with...
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    UK Am2 Breaker Selection

    Hi I want too do my AM2 In the future. I want too know the breaker selection for the circuits in the AM2, an acceptable answer (for me.) will be from a recent am2 Passee (successful candidates only.). The circuits are as Follows:- D.O.L Starter, with motor. Carbon Monoxide Detector Ring Final...
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    USA How does a breaker get tripped then turn itself back on at random?

    My home electric is very strange. No matter what time of day or night, perfect weather or stormy, my lights flicker through the house eventually resulting in the power in the whole house being shut off. Occasionally it will come right back on, but I've gone as long as 2+ before it will turn...
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    monitor AORUS AD27QD - short circuit and tripped breaker.

    Hello. I had a good monitor AORUS AD27QD. Yesterday when i was sleep i left monitor on like always. When i woke in morning there was not power in house. Something tripped breaker/fuse. When i turn up breaker and power back in,monitor just refused to turn on. So monitor i guess tripped breaker...
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    Domestic Selecting which breaker trips first by trip curve

    Hello i'm in the EU and i will be getting 230v 40A service in my holiday house (previously was 3ph) My issue is that the mains come in at the pole just outside the property and i'm required to have a 40A breaker there (so far so good) The wire then comes to my house which is about 70 yards away...
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    What's wrong with this circuit breaker box?

    It might be easier to list the few things right with it. I have noted what appears to be burnt or frayed hot wires. I have only seen the pictures provided but this looks less than professional to me. The house is 1957 construction and may have aluminum wiring (probable cause for the burnt...
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    Generator to breaker box 30 amp and 50 amp

    Hey everyone. I have the stuff to backfeed my generator through a 30amp breaker. I have the lockout kit that prevents both the breaker and main from being on at the same time. My question is this: My generator is strong enough to run a 50 amp and a 30 amp cord at the same time. Can I backfeed...
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    Thumping sound in top of breaker box

    Have a 20amp breaker that flips 3-4 times a month, when flipping back on I get a thumping sound coming from the top of the breaker box, Causes?
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    Bad Breaker?

    USA member here, new to the forum. I have limited electrical knowledge, my dad was a licensed electrician and showed me a few things. Over the years as a tradesman and owning a couple homes I’ve learned a bit. On to the question at hand.. We’ve owned our house (built approx 1975) for 3 years...
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    Light fitting.

    Hey guys. I've fitted 3 LED chandeliers with no issues. Doing the 4th and having a big issue. Everytime I switch it off, the breaker trips. This one has 2 mains connections coming into the light as opposed to just one with the others. Any ideas?
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    New outlet next to main panel (CU in UK) - to spur or use new breaker?

    Hi guys Probably easiest to understand from looking at the attached picture. I'd like a new socket right next to the main panel in the basement [red box in photo]. It'll power my router, and maybe a battery charger for power tools, etc. The closest socket is for the washer [blue box]. This...
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    Havin random breaker fault issues with my home where random circuits trip breaker with no pattern .

    So bought my house in june . When i moved in I hooked ac window unit in my bedroom it tripped the afci breaker for that circuit so I temporarily ran extension cord from spare room to my bedroom to solve the issue . After a week i decided to try hook ac up normally again . Never tripped breaker...
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    Wrong Breaker Tripped

    Oven element broke in half and started sparking even when all controls were turned off. Resident manually switched range breaker off. I replaced the element with oem replacement. I made sure all wiring was secure and the element connections are not making contact with the back cover panel.Now I...
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    GFCI Breaker headache.

    1980s home. 1 GFCI 20a breaker in panel. Repeatedly opens. Pulled all outlets I could find, replaced 2 outdoor outlets that were damaged. No evidence of water or moisture. Checked all outlets for cross wiring and continuity issues. Nothing apparent. GFCI keeps going into reset mode...
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    Advice needed re: burnt 60A breaker

    Hi, I'm really sorry if I've joined and asked the wrong forum for this question, but really need advice... I live in a developing country (Myanmar) and have issues understanding the electrics here... might be a situation of knowing a little, but but not understanding... I live in an...
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    Why would the Main breaker trip?

    I recently installed a photovoltaic solar system for a customer but there seems to be a problem with on of the breakers. Here is a bit of context: The panelboard is a 100A main/125A bus 3ph 480V. The sum of the breakers is 120A (30,30,30,15,15) and each breaker is connected to an inverter. What...
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    I know your not suppose to but in a split rcd DB can you change one of the rcd breakers for a normal breaker?

    I know your not suppose to but in a split rcd DB can you change one of the rcd breakers for a normal breaker?
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    Help with adding a circuit breaker

    I finished framing my bathroom and wired an outlet and switch. I want to connect a 20 amp circuit breaker to the panel. I know the black hot wire is connected to the circuit breaker and it snaps into the panel. Does the ground and nuetral wire connect to the bar on the left? I see there is a mix...
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    Outlets and lights on 15 amp breaker.

    I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. I bought a house. I'm mapping the electric circuits. When I got to the living room outlets I had one 20 amp breaker remaining. I turned it off, the living room outlets stayed live. Replaced the breaker, just in case, no change. I turned off each breaker, one by...
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    Novice needing help with breaker/ furnace

    New home owner here. I know zero about furnaces and breaker boxes. I need to shut off the power to my gas furnace but there is no switch located anywhere near the furnace (above, beside or on) and the breaker is not labeled. Would the furnace be the one with the biggest switch, on the far right...
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    Set screw for ground wire stuck in breaker box

    I am a DIY'r. The last house I was in I tore down almost the entire house, room by room, to bare studs. Then rewired, reinsulated, drywalled, etc. We had the power lines buried and ran into a different part of the house when we had our basement replaced. I installed the new breaker box and...
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    16A device on a 15A breaker, do I need to replace the breaker?

    I'm going to have to replace my faulty EVSE car charger with a new one. The Clipper Creek one is pretty pricey, so I'm looking at a much less expensive Zencar. The concern is that it says it requires 16A. My garage has a single 15A breaker for it that's in the house, but I don't know the size...
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    Ordered new breaker and want to make sure it matches the current breaker in the breaker box that needs replacing.

    I ordered the exact breaker that is in the breaker box and they sent me this one. I want to verify that it is compatible with one in the breaker box. I took a picture of each. Thanks in advanced the company won't answer their phone so I'm kind of stuck until I find out!
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    something wrong with breaker box

    I've lived in this house for the past 8 years, never had a problem. until a few months ago the lights in the living room, oven, fridge and central air all started to stop working sporadically. checked the breakers and they don't get thrown. noticed that the light is actually getting enough power...
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    Secondary Transformer Circuit Breaker

    Hi, I'm just curious about what will happen if I use an MCB lower than the calculated current rating. I have a 1kVA 220v stepdown to 110V transformer, calculated downstream MCB current rating would be 11.3625 if i'm right I multiplied the secondary current to 125%? what will happen if I use a...
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    Do I need over current protection?

    Hi guys, i'm working on some project, do i still need over current protection if i'm using a soft starter and do I still need circuit breaker for that motor???
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    Domestic Water on electronics, no breaker drops

    Hi everyone, I rented out an outdoor space for a party and they brought a DJ. Unfortunately there was a water pipe that burst and showered the entire party as well as the DJ stand (just my luck). The DJ is now telling me that all of his equipment is fried, laptops, TV, disk players...
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    Domestic 3p breaker feeding 3 x 1p circuits

    Hi everyone. I may be blind but I can't find a definitive answer. Can I use a 3 pole breaker (originally feeding a massive 3 phase heater) to feed 3 single phase circuits? I've run seperate neutrals for the 3 new circuits and the breaker is rated for the load required - 30a per phase (I'd...
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