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goldhiller
Re: Bad circuit breaker?

Me thinks this explains why we are an "electrician's helper"...and not a licensed electrician.

PS- Here's another problem..."If you hear a buzzing sound, it's a good breaker"

Not so, Bucko. All that continuity test determines is if there is a minimal amount of conductivity thru the breaker. It says nothing about that breaker's true load carrying capacity...or its proper functioning with a load applied in the event of a fault or overload condition.

djohns
Re: Bad circuit breaker?
goldhiller wrote:

Me thinks this explains why we are an "electrician's helper"...and not a licensed electrician.

PS- Here's another problem..."If you hear a buzzing sound, it's a good breaker"

Not so, Bucko. All that continuity test determines is if there is a minimal amount of conductivity thru the breaker. It says nothing about that breaker's true load carrying capacity...or its proper functioning with a load applied in the event of a fault or overload condition.

Not to mention the fact that not all meters will have an audible indication of continuity . I have a FLUKE 87V multi meter , and you have to enable that function .

goldhiller
Re: Bad circuit breaker?
djohns wrote:

Not to mention the fact that not all meters will have an audible indication of continuity . I have a FLUKE 87V multi meter , and you have to enable that function .

Ditto for both of my meters.

canuk
Re: Bad circuit breaker?

Ditto for every meter used here.

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