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    How Often Do Circuit Breakers Go Bad?

    How Often Do Circuit Breakers Go Bad?

    Circuit breakers have a typical lifespan of 30 to 40 years. 

    However, they can last longer or shorter, depending on their quality and electrical events in your building. Like all electrical and mechanical devices, they wear out over time. It’s critical to know when your circuit breakers are going bad and when to replace them.

    This guide covers how long breakers last, all the signs they’re going bad, and when to replace them. Read on to learn more.

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    Current Global State of Electrical Components Supply Chain

    The electrical component supply chain is a complex network of suppliers and manufacturers that work together to provide the electrical components necessary for producing electrical goods. The global state of the electrical component supply chain has been in a state of flux for the past few years due to the disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and trade embargos.

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    What's the Difference Between a Ground Fault and an Arc Fault?

    Ground faults and arc faults are two types of electrical faults that can occur in your home.  Both can be dangerous, but they’re caused by different things and happen in different ways. However, you can protect your home against both by using proper electrical equipment. The best way to protect against ground and arc faults is with GFCI and AFCI breakers and outlets.

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    Double-Pole vs. Single-Pole Breaker

    Single Pole vs Double Pole Breakers

    Both fit in standard electrical panels, but double-pole breakers are twice the width of single-pole breakers. This guide covers all the features and fundamental differences between the two types of breakers, including when and where you should use them. So keep reading to learn everything you need to know about single vs. double-pole breakers.

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