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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 Whether the electric panel is an old and outdated panel or merely is just not up to electrical code, electric panels should be upgraded in either case.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.

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

Paulo Juca
September 21, 2022

I can't say enough good things about this company. We found out that we had to relocate our breaker panel to the outside of the house due to the fact we had no add'l space in the panel for new breakers and the panel was located in the master closet. This was not a cheap fix BUT Justin was super helpful and patient in answering all of my questions and making sure he and the team would do a good job. From the owner himself and the rest of the crew, they did a fantastic job of keeping it a clean job on the outside of the house. I appreciate their professionalism and timely response to get the job done. I will recommend them to my friends and family.

Sam John
September 14, 2022

I was calling electricians about about a week and a half ago to see if I could have someone just come out and take a look at the electrical wiring in the house we rent. The first two companies I called basically told me to kick rocks because they wouldn’t come out without the owners’ permission. We didn’t want to get the owners involved because we believed they were trying to conceal the electrical problems to begin with. But the gentleman who answered the phone at Adis (I forgot to get his name) explained it’s a legal liability (makes sense) but suggested I call Plano Property Standards, and even took the time to find the number for me. It turns out our electrical wiring was not up to code and could have easily caused a fire or electric shock. This is the kind of thing that will make me keep this company in mind when we do eventually purchase a home. Thank you!

C. Ashcraft
September 8, 2022

Professional, clear communication and serious work.

Alex Zuttre
August 23, 2022

They did great work ,showed up on time and made sure everything was ru ning smooth when he left . I would definitely use them again.

Bill Johnson
August 7, 2022