A Note on Siemens Breakers For Your Home

June 20th, 2011 | Category: Electronic

The simplest function that Siemens breakers or any type serve is to protect your home from a power overload which has dire consequences if this simple device isn’t in place. Ever since the ‘fuse’ was phased out, this device has been prominent as in the situation of an overload it breaks off the power to your home to protect the appliances and electrical wiring from damage.


Once the surge is over, all you have to do is restart your system again yet the most important factor determining whether Siemens circuit breakers serve their purpose is in knowing which circuit breaker work best for your home.

To put it simply, there are different circuit breakers that can handle a certain amount of electricity, and this is the clue that you must use in order to find the right one for your home. In general, most home will require low-voltage magnetic circuit breakers that are capable of handling currents up to 1000 amperes.

Larger buildings and businesses use medium-voltage circuit breakers that can accommodate electricity up to 72000 amperes while high-voltage circuit breakers that are used besides power lines can handle current above 72000 volts.

But how will you be able to know as to whether the Siemens fxd63b200 is right for your home or not?

What you need to first do is look for the wire size on the cable that is connected to the circuit breaker which is used in your home. So, if it is a 14-guage wire, you will need a 15-amp circuit breaker, 12-guage wire for 20 amps, 10-guage wire for 30 amps and finally, 8-guage wire for 40 amps.

Once you are able to determine this, it will not be difficult for you to find a variety of both online and offline companies who will sell you refurbished or new circuit breakers for your home or any other purpose it might suit you for.

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