How to Avoid Overloading Electrical Circuits?

Dated:2016-09-26      Popularity:1045


To avoid overloading electrical circuits, you should know how many circuits a structure has, what rooms those circuits service, the maximum capacity of each circuit and try not to use more electricity on a given circuit than the maximum output. To find out the detail information, it is better to locate a circuit breaker in a structure. The breaker has several circuits that are typically labeled to which rooms they apply to as well as the ampere rating.

It is important to keep track of a circuit breaker as dozens of outlets have installed in our home nowadays. If you are confused with circuit breaker legend, test it to make sure which outlets apply to which circuits by turning these breakers off and on at the circuit breaker. The ampere rating of the circuit typically measures in amps while most electronic devices measure their electrical output in watts. Use the ampere rating to calculate the maximum safe watt load for all electrical devices. Monitor the devices plugged into that circuit and add their total wattage up to calculate the total electrical load being put on that circuit. Make sure this load is no larger than the maximum safe load. 

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