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What is the different between a circuit breaker and a normal fuse?

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A circuit breaker is an automatically-operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. Unlike a fuse, which operates once and then has to be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset (either manually or automatically) to resume normal operation.

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I have a 1979 Southwind Fleetwood RV I need to replace the circuit breakers and or fuses located in the rear circuit breaker box unit.is there a difference between RV and home circuit breakers?


It could be if your breakerwhen you remove it says 120 volt or 240 volt than no same but if it is saying DC volts than yes different should say what it is on side of breaker or on in side of breaker box door I would think age of rv mostly 120volts

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Hi my my Kic fridge tripping electricity what


There are two things with different answers- \'trip\' normally can apply to either the circuit breaker (~15-20 amperes) or the Ground Fault Interrupter where the latter can be part of a circuit breaker or a wall-mounted AC outlet.

Circuit (overload) breakers prevent fires when appliances (or others) and GFIs prevent death by electrocution.



The first (breakers), can trip when motors and transformers fail, the second (GFIs) trip when a faulty current path is detected that can allow hazardous AC voltages to be present on accessible parts.



Both circuit breakers and GFIs can fail to perform correctly and some training and a multimeter is required to accurately determine the source of the problem.



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Why are my circuit breakers rapidly tripping?


circuit breakers working indicates an overload of the circuit probably from a short in the wires or relays . Circuit breakers are resettable fuses and if you had fuses instead by now you would be hunting the fault as replacing the fuses all the time becomes a bore.

Apr 26, 2014 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

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Can circuit breakers from different manufactures be installed in a panel


I wouldn't do that. Generally breakers are specific to the brand of panelboard you have. It can be as simple as being the difference between a plug-in breaker and a bolt-on breaker but it can be as complicated as putting in a different kind making it no longer UL certified. The UL certification applies to the specific brand of panel board with the specific cover that comes with it and the guaruntee of only same brand circuit breakers in it. Are you having a hard time finding the same brand of breakers or were you considering it because of cost?

Mar 18, 2013 | Square D Electrical Supplies

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Reset circuit Breakers for 2001 Pontiac Bonneville


The 30amp circuit breaker for the power windows is in the fuse box in the engine compartment.
But it resets itself if it blows. Thats why its a circuit breaker instead of a fuse.
From there the power goes to both front door control modules then to the door switches.

Feb 17, 2013 | Pontiac Bonneville Cars & Trucks

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What is this circuit breaker everyone keeps talking about


A circuit breaker is similiar to a fuse (a circuit protector that will burn out when too much current is pushed through it). The difference is that when a fuse goes it is no longer usable. When a circuit breaker goes it will reset itself when it cools and become usable again. Circuit breakers are usually used on circuits with heavier loads such as windwield wiper motors etc.

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Is my circuit breaker box the same as a fuse box? My dryer isn't working.


Yes,but no one should have a fuse box in
their home, for the last 40 years.

Not Code to have one

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Bathtub pump totally dead, pump ran dry for 10 sec, is there circuit breakers on pump motors, switch or is it the motor shot. any way to test motor with removing it?


Normally pump motors are connected on a separate
circuit with its own circuit breaker. At your house there is always a electrical control panel housing several circuit breakers for lights, power outlets, range, aircon, motors, etc...Find a tripped off breaker and reset it. To reset the circuit breaker is to switch it to off position and back to on position. Better still you may reset all the circuit breakers except the main
circuit breaker (biggest amp rating).
After resetting the circuit breakers, try to switch your
bathtub pump on, (to test it, if it is still okey). Other-
wise, your motor is damaged and you got to have the
motor rewinded, to be operational.

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Relay Box for 1994 ford mustang cobra


relays are normally in the fuse panel on the left side of dash by knee.

Fuses and Circuit Breakers Location and Values
NOTE: The headlamp switch (11654) has an integral 20-amp circuit breaker.
  • The combination instrument panel fuse and circuit breaker panel contains most of the fuses and circuit breakers used in the system.
  • The fuses and circuit breakers are color-coded by amp rating.
  • The locations and values of the fuses and circuit breakers not contained in the panels are shown in the following chart.


Circuit Circuit Protection and Rating Location Headlamps and High Beam Indicator 20 Amp. CB Integral with Lighting Switch Heated Back Window 16 GA Fuse Link Engine Compartment Power Windows, Power Seat, Power Door Locks 20 Amp. CB Starter Motor Relay Load Circuit Fuse Link In Harness Engine Compartment Lamp Fuse Link In Harness Convertible Top 25 Amp. CB Lower Instrument Panel-Reinforcement


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Cavity Number Fuse Rating Color Circuit Protected A 40 Amp Orange
  • Ignition Switch
B 40 Amp Orange
  • Ignition Switch
C 40 Amp Orange
  • Ignition Switch
D 50 Amp Red
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Instrument Panel Fuses 4, 8 and 16
  • Instrument Panel Circuit Breaker 12
E 20 Amp Light Green
  • PCM
  • Fuel Pump
  • HO2S (3.8L)
  • Canister Purge Solenoid
  • EVR Solenoid
  • Ignition Control Module (3.8L)
  • IAC Solenoid
  • Fuel Injector
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Camshaft Position Sensor (3.8L)
  • MAF Sensor
F 40 Amp Orange
  • Heated Back Window
G 20 Amp Yellow
  • Fuel Pump
H 60 Amp Blue
  • Fan Control
J — — Not Used K 10 Amp Blue
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
L 20 Amp Red
  • Fan Control Monitor (PCM)
M 25 Amp Yellow
  • Horn
  • Foglamps
  • Daytime Running Lights Control Module
N 25 Amp Clear
  • Fuses 5 and 9
P 20 Amp Clear
  • Radio Amplifier
Q 20 Amp Yellow
  • Generator
S 30 Amp Yellow
  • Convertible Top Motor
T 60 Amp —
  • ABS

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Audiovox AVT2540 won't turn on


Hi,

The only possible check that could be done without removing/opening the Audiovox TV would be to check for the presence/absence of supply power/voltage depending on how the TV is powered (12VDC or 120 VAC). Normally, there would be an fuse and/or circuit breakers.for the RV's entertainment system including the TV.
The 120-volt circuit breakers and 12-volt fuses are located in the same compartment. These devices interrupt the power if the circuit is overloaded.The 120-volt circuit breakers include a 30 amp main breaker and several smaller breakers for individual circuits. If a circuit breaker is tripped, look for an overload on the circuit, then reset it by turning the breaker OFF and then turning it ON. Do not try to reset a breaker the second time without locating the overload problem. The 12-volt fuses protect individual circuits. If the circuit is overloaded, it will blow the fuse and the fuse must be replaced. Check the circuit for an overload and replace the fuse with the same type or amperage rating.

If the above checks out, then problem is internal to the unit and would require removal from its current position.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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