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Overloaded electrical circuit

What is an overloaded electrical circuit?

To handle a limited amount of electricity the technicians design electrical circuits. The circuits consist of cables, a switch and devices. The electricity consumption of each device is added to the total LOAD on the circuit. Exceeding the rated load for the circuit wiring causes the switch to trip, interrupting the power supply to the entire circuit.

Overloaded electrical circuit
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If there were no switches in the circuit, an overload would cause the circuit wiring to overheat, which could melt the wire insulation and cause a fire. Different circuits have different load values. ​​So, some circuits can supply more electricity than others. Domestic electrical systems are designed based on typical domestic use. Nothing prevents us from connecting too many devices on the same circuit. However, the more you know about your home’s circuit layout, the easier you can prevent overloads.

Avoid overloading your strengths

An overload of the power point occurs when the maximum amperage of the electrical circuit exceeds while using. Connecting too many appliances to a single power point or by running appliances that draw high amps at the same time, can cause this. The result of an overload can be a short circuit and most likely a fire.

Overload Precautions

In case a fuse or circuit breaker blows or trips in the instrument panel, it usually means that there is a problem in the circuit. Either you are using too many high amp devices or there is a fault somewhere in the circuit. Before replacing the fuse or resetting the circuit breaker, check for a problem. If you can’t find a reason and it happens again, ask an electrician to inspect your wiring, because when involves electricity, small, unrepaired faults can turn into big and dangerous problems very quickly.

Check for an overload today

Avoiding overloading your power points can help you maximize energy security in your home. Keep an eye out for potential electrical hazards and if you have any concerns or issues, we’d love to talk to you. Just contact an electrician in Wolverhampton with whom we work, who are available 24/7 to help anytime.

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