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 Whether the electric panel is an old and outdated panel or merely is just not up to electrical code, electric panels should be upgraded in either case.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

ADIS electric is wonderful. They were on time, very clean, professional, and did everything they told me they could do!! I would recommend to everyone!!

Stathia Orwig
August 5, 2022

Brandon and crew did a great job adding a 240 v outlet for my new built in microwave. Explained everything. Kept everything so clean! Thanks so much! Will be calling in the future.

Padma Konduri
July 6, 2022

Brandon was exceptional. He communicated what he was doing and why and always ensured we had clarity, asking if we had any questions. In the end I felt like I paid a little more than I wanted to but he helped where he could and it was a fair price in exchange for the level of service and peace of mind we gained at completion. I will definitely be using Adis and Brandon again.

David Lai
June 21, 2022

They were helpful, informative, and not push with additional sales.

Bill Wagner
June 14, 2022

Electrician very professional & thorough. Explained what was needed & why.

Glenda Kingston
June 11, 2022