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#31997 - 12/12/03 10:39 AM Breaker trips because...?
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Besides overloads, shorts,age and heat from fellow breakers, What else will cause a breaker to trip?

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#31998 - 12/12/03 02:46 PM Re: Breaker trips because...?
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Heat from a loose connection to Bus or Load.

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#31999 - 12/12/03 03:28 PM Re: Breaker trips because...?
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I've seen bad contacts on an a/c contactor heat up breakers to the point of tripping.
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#32000 - 12/18/03 07:58 AM Re: Breaker trips because...?
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At one time, there was a solid state trip unit on a GE breaker that would trip when exposed to certain EMI. With some sheilding introduced by GE, it was rectified.
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