Breakers & Fuses
Fuses and circuit breakers are devices that protect electrical circuits against damage caused by current surges, which can even lead to fires, explosions, and electrocutions.
Fuses are generally applied in domestic circuits and the light industry, while circuit breakers are designed to meet the needs of heavy industry.
We must remember that home electrical systems are made for average use, but anyone can overload a circuit.
An electrical overload is excess of energy in an electrical current through an electrical circuit. It tends to occur, generally, after connecting too many devices to the installation, since a higher capacity is required than that initially established, which can cause multiple damages to the installation’s infrastructure.
Along with short circuits, electrical overload is one of the most common electrical breakdowns.
How to avoid an electrical overload?
Since the damages caused by an electrical overload can be many, below we suggest different ways to avoid this recurring type of breakdown:
- First of all, it is recommended to use up to 80% of the total capacity of the electrical installation, so it will be essential to hire a professional to perform an installation review.
- Second, the technical standards related to the construction of any electrical installation must be respected at all times and it is recommended that the electrical circuits be well distributed to more easily identify the reason for the overload when it occurs.