Pushmatic breakers are a specific brand of circuit breakers from the Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc with the Bulldog Electric Products Company. Pushmatic is focused on building high-quality circuit breakers that last f... More »

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A distribution switchgear device, comprised of fuses, circuit breakers and electrical relays, is a safeguard mechanism that controls the flow of electricity in residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. S... More »

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Cutler Hammer circuit breakers protect wires from overheating and faulty currents. These breakers feature handles that indicate whether the breaker is turned on or off as well as the breaker's amper rating. More »

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The Federal Pacific Electric Company designed, patented and sold circuit breakers, beginning with its first patent in 1949 and ending with its eventual bankruptcy. Its products were later found to be defective and danger... More »

Some common locations for residential breakers include the garage, basements or under the stairs. These areas are ideal as they often meet all of the codes set forth by the National Fire Protection Association. More »

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Arc fault circuit breakers work by interrupting abnormal electrical arcing patterns to prevent electrical fires from occurring. Arc fault circuit breakers sense the flow of electricity through a circuit, and if the flow ... More »

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To troubleshoot an electrical circuit breaker, identify the initial electrical issue; for example, problems such as flickering lights or faltering electrical input to appliances may suggest problems with specific breaker... More »