Question about Microwave Ovens
A Shunt Breaker works, and is wired, just like a normal circuit breaker. Bur, with one additional function. A shunt-trip breaker also has a built-in magnetic coil that can be energized externally to trip the breaker. This is an additional pair of wires, as they are essentially, "Signal" wires, they do NOT have to have the same current carrying properties that the main Wiring used, Basically, a "Breaker" sits in the Phase Wire, and using a pair of suitable rated Contacts, Joins, or disconnects, the Power form the "Hot" side to the "Cold" side. Now the extra pair of wires, is basically a "Switch" or an Activator. as such, you could use any convenient wire, so, yes you could indeed use that 14/2 wire. This circuit, is basically, a separate circuit. Whose only function is to externally "Trip" the breaker, as in when the "Fire Protection System", "Senses, or detects" a Fire, it will trip the breaker, cutting the Power to the Stove. By putting a Voltage, onto this magnetic coil, and trip the breaker. One lead is Plus, and the other Negative, Always meter out you connections before powering up, always check, between each wire and Earth, it should be infinity, on your meter, set to OHMS.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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