CIRCUIT BREAKER ISSUES
Circuit breaker trips while operating microwave oven?
DID YOU KNOW?
In North America residential electricity is distributed in average to every room from a fuse or circuit
breaker panel box. Household electrical power runs in at 110 volts and usually 15 amps generating
a total of approximately 1,500 watts per line. If and when power being consumed on a same line
exceeds available power, the fuse blows up or circuit breaker is tripped from overload to prevent
potential fire hazard.
Microwave ovens on average run at around 1,100 watts of power which is more than two thirds of a
single electrical circuit capacity. Running other small appliances from the same power bar for example
while operating the microwave oven is bound to trip the circuit breaker, surge protector or household
fuse. Avoid operating simultaneous appliances off one same circuit or simply dedicate a circuit line
exclusively to the use of the microwave oven.
Did the circuit breaker trip when microwave oven was in use mode?
○ Detailed Answer
▶ If the circuit breaker trips, multiple outlets power bar with many products plugged in may be
the reason causing microwave oven to abruptly turn itself off.
If the Surge Protector keeps tripping "off" it means electrical capacity being dispersed
among all devices connected to the power bar is in overload.
If too many devices drawing from one same outlet or power bar happen to be in
operation mode simultaneously there is a risk of exceeding power capacity.