Tripping Circuit Breakers In A Business Establishment: The Probable Cause & Solution

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Do the circuit breakers in your business trip (turn off) on a daily basis? If so, you may want to get the electrical panel inspected to find out if you need to invest in an upgrade. Here is why the electrical panel may not be suitable for the power demands of your business and what is necessary to stop the circuit breakers from tripping.

What Can Cause Circuit Breakers to Trip in a Business Establishment?

There are several reasons why circuit breakers may continually trip, including there being an insufficient amount of amps in the electrical panel. The problem with tripping may be the result of you having more electronics in your business plugged into outlets than usual. For instance, the outlets may be overloaded and unable to handle the amount of volts flowing through the wires. As a way to prevent your building from catching on fire from overheated wires, the circuit breakers automatically turn off.

The solution to the problem may be to invest in getting your electrical panel upgraded to a high amount of amps. More amps will allow you to plug up a lot of electronics without the circuit breakers tripping, as you will have more electricity flowing through the wires from the electrical pole outside. If you don't thing a simple electrical panel upgrade will be sufficient enough for the power demands of your business, you can also get a sub-panel installed. The sub-panel will give you more circuit breakers and amps to use.

Another possible reason for tripping circuit breakers can stem from them being damaged. If the breakers have damaged wires, they can begin malfunction. When an electrician inspects the electrical panel, he or she will let you know if the circuit breakers need to be replaced.

What Does an Electrical Panel Upgrade Cost for More Amps?

You will need as many amps as possible for running a business with a lot of electronics in it. You can expect your electrical panel upgrade to cost up to $4,000 if you want 400 amps. However, you will have to spend more money if you want a sub-panel added. The sub-panel can cost as much as $1,000 on average.

Make sure your business is able to power up electronics without problems from the electrical panel. Get in touch with a commercial electrician so he or she can perform a panel upgrade that will stop the circuit breakers from tripping.

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