Ground Fault and Arc Fault 101

Ground fault and arc fault are sometimes used interchangeably but they are actually two separate things.   Ground fault is a type of short circuit sometimes known as “short to ground.” It happens when current going out on ungrounded phase (energized “hot” current) accidentally makes contact with a ground path. Electricity always wants to find a […]

Ground Fault Basics

Ground fault is simply a short in the system. It occurs when current going out on ungrounded phase comes back on grounded path. To avoid shock hazards, current going out any one phase must come back on another phase or neutral.   Ground Fault Protection A ground fault protection device is required to protect from […]

Common Circuit Breaker Problems

Let’s talk about the most common circuit breaker problems people have Miswiring – Circuit Breaker Troubleshooting Electricity Blinks or Flickers – Circuit Breaker Troubleshooting Electrical Load – Circuit Breaker How to Reset a Tripped Circuit Breaker Circuit Overload – Tripped Circuit Breaker Short Circuit – Tripped Circuit Breaker Why Does the Circuit Breaker Trip While Operating Certain […]