I have circuit breakers. What’s the difference?

An electrical circuit is protected by circuit breakers by interrupting power in the event of a high current fault or overload. Unlike a regular switch, a safety switch prevents electricity from flowing to the earth when it detects leaks to the ground. Wiring and appliances are protected by circuit breakers, while people are protected by safety switches. The easiest way to tell if you have a circuit breaker or a safety switch is to look out for the test button that’s available on the safety switch.


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