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Why Does A Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

There are multiple reasons a circuit breaker might trip. An overloaded circuit is why most circuit breakers trip. Multiple appliances plugged in and turned on at the same time can cause the circuit to trip. The breaker trips to avoid overheat and prevent fires. Here are some examples to help you understand why this happens …

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Microwave Oven Tripping Breaker – What Is Causing This?

Question: We have a microwave tripping the breaker. Half of the kitchen power goes out. The toaster, toaster oven, lights, and coffee machine all stop getting power. This does not seem to happen all the time except mostly in the morning. We have to go outside to our main circuit breaker box and reset the …

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Can I Use An Extension Cord With A Space Heater?

QUESTION: Is it safe to use an extension cord with my room space heater? I have a small space heater in my bedroom so I stay extra warm when I sleep. The problem is the wall outlet is too far away from my bed and the electrical cord on the space heater is only about …

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