How to Safely Replace a Circuit Breaker Panel

How to Safely Replace a Circuit Breaker Panel

First things first – safety is the most important concern when working with electrical equipment. A circuit breaker panel warrants a great deal of respect for safe replacement of the panel or its components. It’s important to conduct a visual check of the panel’s exterior and environment before starting a replacement project. Look for any evidence of damage or the...

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What Is an Earth-Leakage Circuit Breaker?

What Is an Earth-Leakage Circuit Breaker?

An earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) is an electrical safety device designed to prevent electrical shock for installations with high earth impedance. An ELCB’s job is to detect even small extraneous voltages that could occur on electrical equipment such as metal enclosures, and break the circuit to avoid damage or potential injury in such instances. Earth leakage indicates that the intended...

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Will Solar Energy Replace Traditional Electricity Generation?

Will Solar Energy Replace Traditional Electricity Generation?

Coal, long-considered the bellwether of American electricity generation, seems to be on its way out. In its place, renewable energy sources such as solar are entering the national spotlight. Growth in the solar energy industry has consistently outpaced the overall growth of the American economy. This points to the possibility that, in the near future, solar power will dominate American...

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