GE Spectra Series Bus Plugs

General Electric Spectra Series Plugs General Electric (GE) Spectra Series bus plugs replaces the older generation Armor Clad plugs, which had no current protection bust are still also popular nonetheless. Nowadays, these newer vintage Spectra bus plugs are widely used and come in different configurations. They are available as fusible or circuit breaker type plugs […]

Can Circuit Breakers Go Bad?

If you’re asking “can circuit breakers go bad?” – it’s most likely because yours stopped working, or at least it seems like they’ve stopped working. The short answer is – yes, they can actually go bad. Like many electrical items, circuit breakers could break down due to a few reasons. It’s a good idea to […]

NEMA Enclosure Types

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) set safety, reliability, and efficiency standards. These standards apply to enclosures, which vary in the way they’re constructed for their specific use and environmental conditions. There are many types of NEMA enclosures that we have listed here. It is a good idea to take note of the enclosures that […]

Motor Control

What Controls a Motor? In 1887 Nikola Tesla invented an alternating current (AC) Motor to harness the power of electricity. It is a great invention but not as useful unless operators could turn the motor on and off. Therefore the “knife switch” was created, which connected the power to the motor when the operator manually pulled […]

Why Circuit Breakers Fail

Who doesn’t get a little frustrated when the power goes out every now and then? Especially when you’re in the middle of something. Circuit breakers seem to fail at the least opportune time. But why do circuit breakers fail anyway? First, let’s get back to the basics. We know that circuit breakers trip when there’s […]

How Circuit Breakers Work

Circuit breakers are safety devices that interrupt the flow of current. This happens if there’s either a gradual increase in load or a short circuit, which trips the breaker instantly. The most common times for a breaker to trip in a household are when devices which convert electrical energy to heat are in use. Examples […]