Electrical Panels

This category contains all articles that are relevant to the electrical panels in a home. It includes the main electrical panel and sub-panels.

Circuit Breaker Types – Standard, GFCI, AFCI, Combination, Dual Function

There are a few different types of circuit breakers you will find in modern electrical panels. These are: Standard original-style breakers GFCI Breakers AFCI Breakers Combination GFCI/AFCI breakers Standard Original-Style Circuit Breakers Standard circuit breakers are what you will see in most electrical panels in homes built before the early 2000s unless the home has

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Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Over-Current Protection

Inside an electrical panel there are ‘over-current protection devices’ or OCPDs. These are either ‘circuit breakers’ or ‘fuses’. These devices protect individual branch circuits from having too much current, or electricity, flow through them. Branch circuits feed electricity to specific devices in a home like the dryer, outlets in master bedroom, etc. We need OCPDs

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