You need the trip curve for your breaker.Is there a safe way to test overload protection to see if your system/breakers work?
You might be OK with this, but I would not recommend it to a DIY'er.You need the trip curve for your breaker.
One of these can probably put out 180A.
to test the I²T part of the curve.
For the magnetic tripping portion, let's say you want 400A for 16 mS.
According to Onderdonk,
#24 AWG will give slightly more than this, so the breaker should trip before the wire (rather violently) melts.
You put the breaker in series with the wire across either 240vac or a 12v car battery.
Wear face protection.
Are you sure you want to do this? :whistling2:
Forgot; you also need a clamp-on ammeter.The soldering gun doesn't provide a measured amount of current. What use is it?