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circuit breaker #220748 04/28/20 05:42 AM
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Is a surge protector the same as a circuit breaker?

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Re: circuit breaker [Re: chris_jackson] #220754 04/28/20 04:47 PM
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Not even close. A surge protector clamps the voltage (essentially shorting it out) at some predetermined level. That might also involve tripping a circuit breaker but the breaker is doing what breakers do, detecting overloads and short circuit current, two different things handled by different parts of the breaker.


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