ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
120/208 gives 240? please clarify
by gfretwell - 07/15/20 06:07 PM
Code Violation or just not good Practice?
by gfretwell - 07/15/20 06:01 PM
NESC question
by gfretwell - 07/15/20 03:40 PM
Questioning the electrical norms
by HotLine1 - 07/13/20 12:40 PM
You will never guess
by BigB - 07/13/20 09:45 AM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 17 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
circuit breaker #220748 04/28/20 06:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 8
C
chris_jackson Offline OP
New Member
Is a surge protector the same as a circuit breaker?

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: circuit breaker [Re: chris_jackson] #220754 04/28/20 05:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,509
G
gfretwell Online Content
Member
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.


Greg Fretwell

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Joe Tedesco
Joe Tedesco
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Posts: 2,749
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 8
Popular Topics(Views)
267,461 Are you busy
202,090 Re: Forum
190,651 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3