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Circuit Breaker Replacement Scottsdale AZ

Local resource for circuit breaker replacement in Scottsdale, AZ. Includes detailed information on local electricians who provide circuit breaker replacement services, as well as advice and content on electrical systems, electrical circuit overload, circuit breakers, and information on outlets’ electrical capacity and how to avoid the problem of insufficient amperage.

CG's Pippin Electrical Llc
(602) 429-0771
442 W Madero Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Monday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electric Safety & Protection, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services

Arizona's Finest Electrical
(480) 448-0024
7306 East Manton circle
Mesa, AZ
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Circuits & Wiring, Electric Safety & Protection, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services, Voltage Conversion

Arizona Electric Services L.L.C.
(602) 549-6822
13452 N. 102Nd Pl
Scottsdale, AZ

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Karstetter'S Electric
(602) 686-1622
4545 E. Montecito
Phoenix, AZ

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Cannon & Wendt Electric CO
(602) 279-1681
4020 N 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Electric Contractors Residential, Telephone & Television Cable Contractors, Electric Equipment Service & Repair
24 Hour Service

Click Electric
(480) 999-4104
3423 E Enid
Mesa, AZ
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electric Safety & Protection, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services

21st Century Electric
(480) 999-4095
Gilbert, AZ
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services

Maintenance Made Simple
(480) 945-2095
Scottsdale, AZ
Plumbing Contractors, Property Maintenance, Office Furniture & Equipment Refinishing & Repair, Plumbing Service & Repair, Electric Contractors
Landscaping, Masonry, Plumbing, Remodeling, Painting, Electrical
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Doug's Electrical Services
(602) 881-2364
11223 N. 16 Ave Suite 3
Phoenix, AZ
Electric Companies, Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Equipment Service & Repair, Electrical Consultants
Mon-Sun: 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM

Inter-Tel Inc
(480) 961-9000
1615 S 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ
Medical Equipment & Supplies Retail, Televisions Service & Repair, Electric Contractors Residential, Phone Communications Services, Phone Equipment & Systems Dealers

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Replacing a Breaker in Your Panel : Electrical Online : Electrical Online

Replace a breaker in your panel safely and easily by following the step-by-step instructions and pictures provided in this article, and learn the important role of circuit breakers.

Do-it-yourselfers can safely replace a breaker in their panel if they follow the proper safety precautions. However, let me first explain what the function of a circuit breaker is.

Circuit Breakers

A breaker is designed to protect your wires from carrying too much current, and to trip off on an overload or a short circuit. That is why proper sizing of breakers is so important (i.e. #14AWG wire on a 15 Amp breaker, #12AWG on a 20 Amp breaker, etc.). This is all spelled out in the CEC and NEC. Never oversize a breaker to solve a tripping breaker problem!

The first question to ask yourself is – Why am I replacing this breaker?

If you are adding a circuit, and now need to install the breaker, then this of course is necessary. The situation that I run into a lot is people wanting to replace a breaker because they think that it is faulty, or has failed, or trips off too often. Not that breakers don’t sometimes fail, but more often than not, the breaker is just doing what it’s supposed to do, and the problem causing the breaker to trip needs to be rectified first.

To Test for a Faulty Breaker

Unplug any devices that are on this affected circuit, shut off all lights, and then see if the breaker will reset. If it resets with all known loads disconnected, then you can start re-connecting devices one by one, and/or turn on lights to determine where the problem is.

Turn off the breaker before plugging the item back in, and then reset, because if you have a short circuit in a device you can get a high inrush of current that can arc severely, possibly burning you or worse. When a short circuit has occurred, an extremely high amount of current can flow before the breaker trips.

Use a Voltage Tester!

If the breaker won’t reset, and doesn’t put out voltage on the load terminal (use a reliable voltage tester or a volt meter to check), even when all known loads are disconnected, then you probably have a faulty breaker, and it needs to be replaced.

You will need to get all the information that you can (brand name, part numbers, breaker size, breaker type, etc.) so that you can get the proper replacement from your supplier of choice.


Most homes will have a combination panel, with a main breaker, and then all the branch circuit breakers below.

Figure 1: Combination Panel

Take note that even after taking off the panel cover, you don’t have access to the main breaker compartment without removing the main compartment cover as well. Don’t open this cover. If you have a problem with the main breaker, you will need to call in a qualified electrician for this.

Figure 2: Panel Cover Removed

Older Homes In older homes you may have a fused disconnect switch to disconnect power from th...

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