Question about Electrical Supplies
My power blew after to many thing were plugged into one outlet, so I replaced the burnt out 30A GE 125v fuse with a new one but I still have no power. what is the next step to take in fixing my power outage? Thank you, Matthew
I QUESTION FIRST THE 30 AMP FUSE , FUSES SHOULD BE SIZED TO THE WIRE IN THE CIRCUIT AS FOLLOWS , # 12 -20 AMP FUSE , # 14 -15 AMP FUSE AND # 10 @ 30 AMP FUSE OUTLETS ARE USUALLY # 14 OR # 12 AND SHOULD BE FUSED ACCORDINGLY , ------ NOW TO GET TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION AS TO THE PROBLEM , MOST POWER DUPLEX OUTLETS ( WHICH IS THE KIND WITH A PLACE TO PLUG 2 DEVICES HAVE WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS A BRIDGE BAR THIS IS ON THE SIDE OF THE OUTLET CONNECTS FROM THE TOP SCREW TERMINAL TO THE BOTTOM SCREW TERMINAL THIS IS ON THERE FOR THE SPLITTING OF A CIRCUIT SO SAY IN A LIVING ROOM YOU WISH TO SWITCH THE BOTTOM FOR A LAMP AND YOU WANT THE TOP TO STAY HOT ALWAYS TO ALLOW YOU TO PLUG IN SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH TO STAY HOT ALL OF THE TIME AND NOT BE SWITCHED , THIS IS ON THE SIDE OF THE OUTLET AND IF I WANT TO SPLIT I WOULD SIMPLY BREAK THIS INTO USING NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS ******-- PROBLEM THESE BARS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR 15 AMPS AND CAN BURN INTO UNDER THE LOAD YOU DESCRIBE REMOVE OUTLET AND HAVE A LOOK HERE FIRST IF THIS IS CASE REMOVE AND REPLACE ( BE SURE TO MAKE DIAGRAM OF WHICH WIRES CONNECT WHERE AND ALWAYS KILL POWER BEFORE WORKING ON ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS )
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