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    Hello, I was wondering how the circuit breakers reset themselves, or are they just a one time device like a fuse? If it cannot be reset then what would be the advantage in using one? Would it act like a slow blow fuse?

    Grote's Answer

    Circuit breakers come in 3 types:

    • Type 1 are auto resettable, and once tripped, will attempt to reset the circuit, or ‘cycle’, as the internal elements of the breaker cool down.
    • Type 2 (trip and hold) are called modified reset, and will remain tripped until the power is removed from the breaker.
    • Type 3 circuit breakers are manual resettable, and require that a button or lever be pushed in order to reset the breaker.

    Grote Circuit Breakers are Type 1 (auto-reset)

     

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