What Happens When a Circuit Becomes Overloaded?

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When a circuit is overloaded it bursts because it cannot handle any more current apart from that which it's dedicated to handle. This means that the quantity of power flow is higher than the element carrying it and circuit break ups can occur though in some cases if the circuit is attached to many other appliances, then it can cause fire.
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If the circuit is properly protected by the right size breaker the most that will happen is the breaker will trip. If the wire is not protected by the proper size breaker, the insulation
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Overloading of electric circuit means that the current circulating in the circuit becomes more than the capacity of components in the circuit to withstand the current. All components
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When a circuit is properly wired and fused (breaker) and you overload a circuit the fuse or breaker will shut the circuit down. It's not the amperage (amps) or the power to the circuit
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The wiring in your house heats up as current passes through it. The more current, the hotter it gets. If there is too much current, the wiring may get hot enough to start a fire.
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