Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wadsworth Circuit breaker box

 This is an old Wadsworth main circuit breaker panel.  Wadsworth breakers have a good reputation for the most part but there have been questions how responsiveness when slightly over loaded.  I have found this blog where an electrician had a circuit arch so much that it cut through a steel conduit without tripping. 
This panel is a combination main electrical fuse with circuit breaker on the branch circuits. The top black box with the silver metal handle is the box that houses the main fuses. You pull this box strait out of the fuse panel. The power to the house will go out. You can then safely replace the main fuses.
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