Types of Circuit Breakers
A circuit breaker is a switch that automatically interrupts electrical flow in a circuit in case of an overload or short. This guide will walk you through the different types of circuit breakers to help you determine which is best for your home's electrical needs. Ready to find the supplies you need in your local store? Use The Home Depot app to locate products and check inventory. We'll take you to the exact aisle and bay.
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Circuit breakers provide overload protection to your electrical systems and ensure proper power distribution. Make sure you use the correct type of breaker to avoid an electrical overload or short circuits.
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