Circuit breakers protect industrial, commercial, and residential buildings by tripping and cutting off the electrical supply in the case of a fault. They are essential safety devices for all types of buildings. Circuit breakers are installed in electrical panels, and each circuit is connected to a singular breaker in the breaker box. They can be operated automatically or manually to control the electrical system and are typically located inside the home where they are accessible.

How Do Circuit Breakers Work?

Circuit breakers will disrupt the flow of a current during an electrical overload or short circuit to prevent damage to the electrical circuit, appliances, or the home. When an electrical current exceeds the predetermined, safe amount, circuit breakers will automatically stop the flow of electricity to prevent more damage and the risk of a fire or electrocution caused by overheating. Different types of circuit breakers will vary in amp capacities and ratings and operate in different parts of the building. The rating will determine the amount of current it can carry and interrupt.

Circuit Breakers At Madison Electric

If you are looking for Circuit breakers or other electrical products in Madison Heights, MI, Novi, MI, Warren, MI, or the surrounding areas, Madison Electric has what you need. We have over 1,000,000 SKUs and 230,000 products in stock across our Michigan network. We have been providing the highest-quality electrical products for over 100 years and have grown to one of the largest electrical and electronic distribution firms in the country. We strive to be a best-in-class distributor of quality products and services and a responsible corporate citizen. If you’re interested in learning more about us, contact us online or visit a location near you.