What can I do “spread” load on breaker for single bedroom?


If there's room in the panel, you could run additional circuits. If not, you could install a second panel, or try and free up space in the existing panel.

If you have room for additional circuits, I'd recommend putting the A/C unit on its own circuit. Because through normal use, the A/C unit will introduce surges and noise on the line. This is undesirable on circuits with sensitive electronics such as computers, so you should avoid having the A/C on the same circuit, if possible.

If you're seeing dimming lights when the A/C comes on, it's likely due to voltage drop. This voltage drop is caused, because the A/C is drawing a large amount of current when the unit starts up. This drop in voltage can be damaging to sensitive electronics.

Depending on the load requirements of the servers, it may be desirable to install an additional separate circuit to handle them.

If possible; and depending on the load requirements, I'd recommend using three circuits. One for...

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Note: I have very little clue about electricity/circuits so I can only provide info on what I know.

The setup: In our upstairs bedroom we have two wall sockets on either side of the room, with two 3-pin plugs on each (UK Connectors). For the last couple of years we have had one desktop PC & monitor setup on one socket and a PC/dual monitor, Two-Routers, Media Server, Home Theatre PC and TV set up on the other side of the room.

The problem: The power stopped working for the socket powering the Routers/TV/PC/etc. We got an electrician in who couldn't find anything wrong with the fuse box or the sockets (we found there's another socket also on the same circuit not working). He said we would have to start pulling up the floorboards to find a junction box and at the moment, we really don't want to start doing something like that.

What we want to do: Buy an extension cord (most likely 8m/10m) to route around the room to provide power to the PC and Routers from the...

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It partially depends on your competency with electrical work, and what kind of surge protector you get. There are two basic models I know about:

Square-D makes a module that mounts the same way as a standard QO breaker in the panel: http://surgelogic.com/residential/surgebreaker-secondary-surge-arresters/. It is very easy to hook up, you plug it in just like a breaker, and simply run the one line to ground. (This is a "Type 2" device). There are other companies that make these as well, be sure to get one that can fit in your panel (each company does it differently). There are also several types of external boxes which go beside the main panel, and hook up to a 220V circuit. These are possibly a bit harder to install (you need to run conduit typically), but may offer better protection and sometimes also have surge protection for phone lines and cable. These come in both Type 1 and Type 2.

If you're comfortable opening the panel and installing a new breaker, then really either...

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So to post a formal answer-

The program I used to create the diagram in the linked post was Adobe Illustrator, which is definitely not free.

That being said, any descent vector drawing program can easily make diagrams like these- one free one that comes to mind is InkScape. That combined with a good library of commonly used symbols in SVG format would make creating these diagrams much easier. I have been able to find plenty of typical electrical circuit symbols but have yet to find home wiring symbols. I have several that I have made, that I'd be happy to release if they would be useful.

Edit- another program I have used in the past that is free is xfig, which is a simple vector drawing program for X11 systems. Works great on Linux or OS X, and it includes a pretty big library of schematic...

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Update: My nieghbor helped me pull the fridge out. A couple of paper sacks had fallen behind it; we removed those. The coils are semi-protected by a covering; they were relatively clean, but we vacuumed up a bit. So far the fridge has stayed on. I haven't plugged the microwave oven back in. I'll take the advice to move it to a different outlet.

The wiring, like everything else in this house, was a do-it-yourself job by some previous owner. I had the house inspected before I bought it, and the inspector said, "If there were a code in Mississippi, this would not be up to it."

My neighbor is an electrician, but I try not to take advantage of that (he won't ever take money from me). He didn't seem overly concerned about the situation, but said to let him know if the breaker tripped again.

To answer a few questions:
- The A.C. is on another circuit.
- I don't know if it is a single pole or a double pole breaker. There are no handles, only a...

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Our master bedroom runs off a 15A arc-fault breaker.

Did you recently hang any pictures in the room, or between this room and the panel, or drive any nails or screws into he walls for any other reason? Has anything unusual been done to, or happened to, the smoke detector in this room? Does the smoke detector lose power when the breaker trips, or does it stay on?

Since you said that you can restore the power, I'm guessing that you're doing that by turning the breaker all the way OFF and the ON - but I thought I'd ask.

I would unplug or switch off everything, reset the breaker, and then add the loads back in, one at a time, starting with the lights, and then the A/C unit. Switch off or unplug each one before moving to the next one, and keep going until one of them trips the breaker, or you've eliminated all of...

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Last night the power at our house went our or blipped enough to kill the power - Microwave was flashing 00:00 this morning.

At some point during the night the breaker on just one circuit switched off. The circuit is, I admit, taxed to the max, load-wise. The circuit has several surge protected appliances connected to it (computer, TV/Audio, and a fish tank - I know, I know...).

What happened? Did the breaker trip when the power came back on? Could this indicate a problem with the breaker itself?

Thanks for your thoughts. I am going to run some new romex and give the computer (and dining room) its own branch circuit on the 21st. So, I'm not really looking to troubleshoot, just curious about what happened and would love to hear some thoughts.

If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did...

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Double tapped circuit breakers are one of the most common electrical defects that I find while doing home inspections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and they’re usually one of the easiest defects to correct. Today I’ll explain what double tapping is, when it is and isn’t a problem, why it’s a problem, and how to correct this condition.

I didn’t consult with an attorney before writing this article, so I feel like I should add a disclaimer before giving any electrical how-to information: Don’t do any of this work if you’re not qualified. You could get electrocuted or start a fire. This is only an overview.

Definition: When I say ‘double tap’, I’m actually not using the correct terminology; this is just what a lot of home inspectors say when two conductors are connected under one screw or terminal inside a panelboard. There is no official term for this, so double tap works for me. Sometimes this refers to two conductors at one circuit breaker, other times it refers to...

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The breaker lost a phase. Just wondering if there is a different breaker that can replace the Wadsworth. Please help as I have no 240 volt.

Update: I do know that, but was wondering what does what? Cutler Hammer, Square D, GE?

Update 2: Thank you for your concern. I am schooled enough to know what Im doing. My question was if there was any replacement for the Wadsworth. To replace the panel would require callin electric company to turn the power off. Or I could just pull the meter, but since its digital it might reset everything. It is the old... show more Thank you for your concern. I am schooled enough to know what Im doing. My question was if there was any replacement for the Wadsworth. To replace the panel would require callin electric company to turn the power off. Or I could just pull the meter, but since its digital it might reset everything. It is the old style, so maybe if I put it in upside down, it will run backwards, but thats why they went to the...
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The main factors related to the selection of a new substation topology are: Reliability, Security and level of importance of the new project. Generally, if the substation is connected directly to a generation point, it is used frequently the types Single bar with transfer bar or double bus/single breaker. Other interconnecting substations located at distribution levels (less than 100 kV, generally) generally conceive a double bus/single breaker topology. But in HV levels, where the most important substations represent a key point in the stability of the power system, a one and a half breaker scheme is applied, since this is the most secure and reliable of the options, but on other hand, is the more expensive as well, since one need three breaker of HV per field. So, one needs to analyse the trade-off between the grade of security and the...

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Re: Light switches in bedroom trip AFCI breaker
Thanks for the additional data Nick. Further descriptive clarification would help in understanding what you are looking at, so bear with my additional inquiry as follows:

Originally Posted by Nick McBurney

There is only one circuit and one arc-fault breaker in the room, not 4 separate circuits.
1. Does this AFCI branch circuit come directly from the main disconnect panel home run only to this bedroom or does it also service another bedroom?

There is a single home run from the main service panel to the bedroom. It does not service any other bedrooms.

2. Do other bedrooms have this same configuration and problem?


5 separate switched legs are pulled from separate outlets as the circuit goes around the room.

There is only one bedroom in the house at this time.

3. Are these switched legs actually a half-hot parallel receptacle circuit...

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I want the following features in spring-cloud-Eureka backed microservices application.

1) Load balancing - if I have 3 nodes for one service, load balancing should happen between them

2)Retry logic - if one of the nodes did not respond, retry should happen for certain number ( eg 3. should be configurable) before falling back to another node.

3)circuit breaker - if for some reasons, all the 3 nodes of service is having some issue accessing db and throwing exceptions or not responding, the circuit should get open, fall back method called and circuit automatically closes after the services recovers.

Looking at many examples of Spring-cloud, I figured out

1) RestTemplate will help with option 1. but when RestTemplate access one instance of service and if the node fails, will it try with other two nodes?

2) Hystix will help with circuit breaker option (3 above). but if just one node is not responding, will it try other nodes, before opening up...

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In home circuit-breaker panels, the standard protection for electrical circuits is provided by either single-pole or double-pole circuit breakers. They are a critical part of the electrical current distribution, providing a safe way to manage branch circuits from the circuit breaker panel.

Circuit breakers fit into the circuit breaker box, usually found in a utility space in your home. They provide a bridge between the main bus bars in the panel that deliver power into your home from the utility company, and the circuit wires that run through your home.

The circuit breakers are where the hot wires for each circuit are connected.

The Function of Circuit Breakers

These devices monitor the amount of current being drawn by appliances and lighting fixtures along the circuit, and "trip" to shut down the circuit whenever the load becomes high enough to overheat the wires. Further, circuit breakers trip whenever they sense a short circuit or ground-fault...

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(intermediate level)

Study and act out the following dialogues:


- Good afternoon, sir. What can I do for you?

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- Did you book in advance?

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- Thank you.


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- Good evening, Mr Swanson. A double room with a bath, as I remember.

- Yes, overlooking the sea, if...

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A: This sounds as though it might be a case of “chimney damp”, caused by the tars and salts from years of burning coal and wood, that leach into the brick flues and chimney breasts of older homes.

These salts are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb moisture from the atmosphere, even in the absence of penetrating rain or condensation. This hygroscopic moisture can then spread to adjacent plasterboard and modern gypsum plaster (which are both unsuitable for Thirties properties).

You mention that you removed a fireplace and fitted an air vent, but did not specify how the flue is vented at the top. It is important that redundant flues are vented at both low and high levels, to allow a through-flow of drying air. At the top, the best option is usually to fit a terracotta cowl to the chimney pot, which keeps the rain out, but allows the air to flow. In the room below, the flue should be vented with an airbrick just below ceiling height. This allows...

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Note: Takuan’s post (which was originally published last night) is to remain at the top for a while, so I made it “sticky”. However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that.

See also: Two forthrightly anti-Semitic Islamic leaders in Norway, Judicial coddling in Germany, and Part 3 of the Imran Firasat interview.

More new posts will be added below this one. Oh, and don’t mess around with JIM.

The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments.

Left: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876
Right: George Grosz, Metropolis, 1916/17

The Bee and the Lamb
Part 9 (continued)

By Takuan Seiyo

A Whole New Road to Serfdom

That Which is Not Seen


For over 60 years, White mea-culpists have had a firm grip...

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