A circuit breaker is “an automatically-operated electrical switch which is designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit”. Find out how they’re made after the jump.

Unlike a fuse which operates once and then has to be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset (either manually or automatically) to resume normal operation. Circuit breakers are made in varying sizes, from small devices which protect an individual household appliance up to large switchgear designed to protect high voltage circuits feeding an entire city

[via Wikipedia]

A circuit breaker is “an automatically-operated electrical switch which is designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit”. Find out how they’re made after the jump.

Unlike a fuse which operates once and then has to be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset (either manually or automatically) to resume normal operation. Circuit breakers are made in varying sizes, from small devices which protect an individual household appliance up to large switchgear designed to protect high voltage circuits feeding an entire city

[via Wikipedia]