Static Electricity

Static electricity is named in contrast with current electricity, which flows through wires or other conductors and transmits energy. Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. Static…

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Circuit Breaker Failure

A circuit breaker’s job is to limit the amount of current flowing on a circuit so that it doesn’t exceed the rated level. The most common cause of circuit breaker failure is continually overloading it, causing it to trip out or open the circuit. Breakers are supposed to trip if too much current flows through…

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Surge Protectors

Surge protectors are devised to protect electronic devices from voltage spikes. Surge protectors limit the voltage supplied to an electric device if a voltage spike occurs. If the voltage rises above a safe level, a surge protector helps to prevent that surge from damaging your electronics. Most power surges are so brief that they are…

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