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Old 01-11-2012, 09:33 PM   #31
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Looking for "Wrongs" in my Siemens load center


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Question though: would the handle ties prevent one of the breakers from tripping if it needed to if the one it was tied to did not trip?
That won't stop the breaker from tripping. It's a popular misconception that a breaker won't trip if the handle can't move. Even if you held the handle in the "on" position, it would still trip.

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That won't stop the breaker from tripping. It's a popular misconception that a breaker won't trip if the handle can't move. Even if you held the handle in the "on" position, it would still trip.
They are designed to trip even with the handle stuck on postion or use the locking peice to prevent someone turn the breaker off which I have see it from time to time.

That one reason why I have to look at the breakers carefull to find one is actually tripped espcally with older one they are famous for that.

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