What Is the Difference between a Single Pole Breaker and a Double Pole Breaker?


A double pole breaker is a circuit breaker used in supplying power top 240 V circuits. It is a safety device that protects the wiring system whenever there is a short on either side of the voltage flow. The breaker trips whenever it senses excess power to prevent disasters such as electrical fires.
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Double pole breakers take power from two legs in an electrical panel, making the power that is drawn flow evenly and run efficiently. A trip breaker handle on the double pole breaker
A double pole breaker has one pole attached to one phase and another pole attached to another phase, if it is in a residential panel (in the US) each phase is 120 volts to ground
Double-pole breakers use two spaces in your electric panel versus one space by a single-pole breaker.
a double pole breaker is designed to protect 220 volt circuits (hot water heater or stove) A 220 volt circuit has two hot lines and the double pole breaker will trip if either line
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What Is a Double Pole Breaker?
Double pole breakers are circuit breakers used to deliver power to 240-volt circuits while preventing electrical hazards. They are required for many household devices and appliances, and deliver twice the power of a single pole breaker.... More »
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