How to Detect an Electric Short Circuit

A short circuit is a connection with very small electrical resistance, resulting in a very large electrical current and if not handled can lead to explosions and fires.

The short circuit can happen in your home. The best step is to call an electrician like the one from Sunshine Coast Electrician whose number you must have noted in the important phone numbers. But, there are several things that you can do to try to detect the short circuit yourself:

1. Turn off the MCB / Circuit Breaker on your KWH Meter.

2. Turn off the MCB / Circuit Breaker on your Home power installation. Turn off all existing groups.

3. Turn off all light switches.

4. Unplug all contacts stuck on an existing outlet.

5. Pay attention to cables that are visible. At the time of initial installation, of course, the selection of cables has been determined in accordance with the requirements. Check if there is a disconnected cable causing the short circuit. If the cable is found in perfect condition then continue the next step.

5. Turn on the MCB / Circuit Breaker on your KWH Meter, and if the MCB still falls then there is 1 possibility that your MCB or KWH meter is damaged. If it does not fall then there is damage in the other part.

6. Turn on the MCB / Circuit Breaker on your Home Installation. Turn on the electricity per group. If there is one group at the time it is turned on and there is a short circuit, then MCB KWH meter will fall. So it has been detected which existing broken group. It could be that the broken MCB on that installation group is broken. If all are in the “ON” position then proceed to the next stage.

7. Turn on the light switch one by one, if the MCB crashed then detected there is a switch or fitting a broken lamp. You can then inform it to electricians.

8. Plug the tools that use electricity to the outlet, and if the MCB fell to try to unplug and in “ON” right again MCB and replace it with another tool. This can prove that it could be damage to the outlet or equipment you use, such as a broken fridge and so forth.

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