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Circuits, Breakers & Panels

Circuit Breakers

A circuit breaker is an electrical switch designed to automatically protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by an overload or a short circuit. Unlike fuses, circuit breakers can be reset to resume regular operation and don't have to be replaced when one trips. Circuit breakers vary in size, so it is always essential to call a licensed electrician, like those at Adis Electric, when adding or replacing circuit breakers in your electrical panel.

If a circuit breaker is installed correctly, it will detect a fault and trip, protecting your electrical system and the devices connected to it. The circuit breaker contacts must carry the load current without excessive heating and withstand the arc produced when interrupting the circuit. When an electric current is interrupted, an arc is generated. This arc must be contained, cooled, and extinguished in a controlled way. Finally, once the fault condition has been cleared, the contacts must again be closed to restore power to the interrupted circuit.

A few of the most common circuit breakers are low-voltage circuit breakers, magnetic circuit breakers, and standard trip breakers. Without knowing your electrical needs, you will be putting you and your family at risk for an electrical hazard situation.

Electrical Panel Upgrades

Electrical panel upgrades are a vital part of every homeowner's responsibility. Whether the electric panel is an old and outdated panel or merely is just not up to electrical code, electric panels should be upgraded in either case. The licensed electrical contractors at Adis Electric have the skills needed to get the job done right the first time.

A few indications that you may need a panel upgrade are flickering lights and breakers that always seem to trip. Both of these could be a safety hazard and could cause smoke or fire, which could harm you or one of your family members.

So what is an electrical panel anyway? All the power that comes into your home originates from the utility department first, then to your electric service. From there, it goes to your electrical panel or sometimes called your breaker box or breaker panel. At the electrical panel, electricity is distributed in wires (or electrical circuits) to different locations throughout your home, providing you power wherever you need it.

Circuit breakers are designed to shut off quickly if there is ever an electrical problem detected, usually in just a fraction of a second. This keeps you and your family safe from electrocution, electric shock, and potential house fires. Some of them will not trip under a test load for at least one minute; some did not trip (turn off) at all.

Problems arise from electrical panels for many reasons. We will list just a few below:

  • Loose connections
  • Burnt connections
  • Double tapped circuits
  • Old Outdated Fuses
  • Not UL approved

Unfortunately, we have seen just that in many of the homes in Plano and the surrounding area. Call (214) 613-1000 or complete our online request form to schedule an electrical service appointment with Adis Electric for anything and everything dealing with electrical circuits, breakers, and panels.

What your neighbors say about us.

This is the second project that we have had Justin from Adis Electric out to the house. Both times we found his work to be exceptional. Highly recommended,

Patrick McBride
November 17, 2022

Adis personally came out several times to walkthrough and review everything he and I had discussed with his technicians. I appreciated the thoroughness as it also extended to his and his technicians' quality of care with myself and my family. (BIG shoutout to Brandon T. and Justin K. for their hard work and kindness!) They answered all of my questions and explained things in ways I could understand, were quick, efficient, and punctual, communicated well, and did a phenomenal job on my home -- especially considering how old it is, haha! If you want quality in service, parts, and care, please consider Adis Electric!

Michelle Garcia
November 17, 2022

Great experience with the team accommodating a quick turn around.

Alex Euziere
November 14, 2022

If you need an electrician in or near Plano, Texas, look no farther! You won't find anyone more thorough, responsive, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, or fair than Adis Electric. I speak from experience, and say that because they are superlative in every measure! I own numerous properties in the area, and have needed their support on several occasions for jobs both large and small. Without exception, they have been stellar; every member of the team knowledgeable, competent, and devoted to great service. When you need service, call Adis Electric, and you'll be doing yourself a favor.

Russ Sikes
October 28, 2022

They are really professional's great customer service. I'm really happy with the job they provided.

Paulo Juca
September 21, 2022