Breakers and Fuses

What is the difference between a breaker panel and my old fuse panel?

Breakers and fuses are both designed to trip off in the event of an electrical overload (for example, a 20 amp load on a 15 amp circuit). However, there are important differences between the two. A breaker can be reset, while a fuse must be replaced in the event of an electrical overload. More importantly, modern breakers are much more efficient than the older fuses and offer better protection.

How do I reset my breaker when it has tripped off?

Disconnect any additional devices that may have caused the breaker to overload and trip. Breakers are mechanical devices and must be turned all the way off before turning back on. Remember this is a mechanical device, so this may require several attempts. If this does not reset the breaker, contact Pacific Source.