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I have a 15 amp break that tripps due to over load in the amount of outlets being used, can I replace the breaker with a larger amp breaker to solve the problem

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You will solve the problem of the breaker tripping but you'll create a fire hazard as the wiring may overheat because of what you are drawing through the line. If you need a higher amp circuit breaker for the load you are creating on the line, you need to make sure the wiring can also handle the extra load. You'd be way better off by spreading the load over several different circuits or installing another line to reduce the load on the line that's tripping the breaker.

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Best Answer: This is allowed, since a 20 amp circuit has many 15 amp receptacles. It is VERY rare to have any one device pull that much current. Except in special cases, all outlets in homes are 15 amp. 20 amp outlets have a special sideways T for one prong. This is so that a device that requires 20 amps can't be plugged into an ordinary 15 amp outlet. Look around the room - I'll bet there are no 20 amp outlets in sight. Unless you're wiring up a shop, and have a larger than average table saw or planer (which would have a special plug, and probably require a dedicated circuit) then you're fine. As far as cost, 15 amp outlets are $0.88 - $1.50 and 20 amp are $6. My advice is to use a good quality 15 amp outlet over a cheap 20 amp. Always use the screw terminals, not the quick push-in type. The terminals are every outlet's weakest point. With a good connection, you'll be more than safe.

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1) Move wire to another same-size circuit breaker to eliminate bad circuit breaker as suspect.
Do NOT increase size of breaker or it will cause fire.
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2) Put hand on each appliance and outlet to see which ones are warm. Outlet should never be warm or hot. Replace outlet. Inspect wires for loose and burned connections.

3) If the breaker is good, then add up total watts being used by checking watt rating on each device. 100 watt light bulb is 100 watts. Big screen TV has a label that shows 300 to 500 watts. Computer has label. Space heater has label showing 1500 watts. Iron has a watt rating label. Take total watts and divide by 110Volts and this will give amp load. Total watts used = 2000 and then divide 2000 by 110 volts = 18.8 amps
Compare amp load with circuit breaker.
20 amp circuit breaker has 80% safe maximum, or 16 amps.
If amp load is 18.8 amps, then 20 amp breaker is starting to get hot, and weak breaker will start tripping.
If amp load is 18.8 amps, and breaker is 15 amps, then you are overloaded and breaker is feeling the heat, and tripping because of heat.
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4) If you have short circuit, that can also trip breaker.
Unplug everything and then plug things back in slowly to see which plug or appliance is causing the problem.

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Sounds like your outlet is rated at 15 amps (is wired to a 15 amp circuit breaker) which is too small to run a humidifier. Most humidifiers pull 20 amps. You can check this by looking at the back panel, it will tell you how many amps it pulls or possibly how many watts.If it lists only the wattage divide the voltage by the wattage, it will give you the amps. If you have an outlet which is rated for 20 amp (usually in the kitchen or laundry room) and plug in there. If it runs you will know your problem. If this is the case be glad that the circuit breaker is working, my neighbors house caught on fire from a defective outlet that a humidifier was plugged into.Good luck, sl

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It's not clear to me from your question if this 30 amp breaker is a double pole type that is providing power to a second, smaller circuit breaker panel and these outlets are fed from it. This would be in line with what the NEC would allow and what I suspect is the situation. I'm only going to get into this a minimal amount as more information is needed for me to be able talk intelligently about it.

I would shut off the loads that are connected to the 30 amp breaker. If that is a panel, I would shut off all the circuit breakers in it, then turn onn the 30 amp breaker. If it trips, then there is a problem between the 30 amp breaker and the panel. You may have connected line cables to ground or neutral - and vice-versa.

Can you please explain in as much detail as possible what is connected to the 30 amp breaker? Is it a single pole (120 volts) or double pole (240 volts) circuit? What size wires are connect to the breaker terminal(s) What type of cable is connected to it? How many wires are in the cable assembly or pipes? What is the size of wires? If they feeds a second, smaller breaker panel, where do the wires terminate - into lugs on the top or bottom of the panel or terminals of a circuit breaker? What happened or changed to cause this circuit breaker to start tripping? Is this part of a new installation - and if so, was the wiring done by an electrician? Was the work inspected?

Please try to answer as many questions as possible. The more information you can provide will help me get you the best answer.

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