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Circuit Breaker Tripping

Q: Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping when I use my vacuum, hair dryer, or other electrical appliances? What causes this?

A: From J. Becher Electrician:

Usually the problem is simply an overload of the circuit, meaning too much electrical current is being consumed at one time. Unplugging or running fewer appliances on the circuit should solve the problem. However, if the circuit is not overloaded and continues to trip, you may have an electrical short which requires an electrician to inspect the circuit and outlet.

**Additional Info: Each size of wire is given a rating as to how much current and voltage it can handle. We install 15 and 20 amp breakers, so if you have multiple appliances being operated at once and the circuit is requiring more than what the wire can handle, the breaker will trip so that you don’t damage the wire by overloading it.

If you need an electrician for your tripping circiut, call J. Becher & Associates and we will be happy to inspect and repair the circuit and outlet, if needed. Call us at 763.428.8630.


LCD, LED, DLP, Plasma... What's the difference?

LCD, LED, DLP, Plasma... Are All TV's Created Equal?

All TV's are not created equal! There are one or two that are right for your environment. J. Becher can help you determine which TV is right for your room, office, restaurant or anywhere else you watch TV. And, we deliver and install!

LCD Advantages:
  • Good for still images and great for computer monitors as well. So, if you're looking for a screen for TV and computer use, LCDs are an excellent option
  • Quality LCDs have excellent brightness level
  • Space saving LCD flat panels can be mounted on walls. In addition, LCDs are typically slightly lighter than Plasma TVs.
  • Quality LCDs have a fairly long life, especially compared to older models (roughly 13-15 years at a six-hour per day rate)
Plasma Advantages:
  • Quality plasmas have a fairly long life - about 20 years at a six hours per day rate.
  • A field vision of about 180 degrees without loss of picture quality meaning you can watch the screen from any angle.
  • Very bright (about 4-5 times brighter than the average TV)
  • Great contrast ratios (enables them to show better shadow detail)
  • Generally cheaper than LCDs
  • Excellent picture response, with virtually no delay (blockiness or pixilation) like LCDs.
  • Space saving and can be mounted on a wall

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