2. A breaker has tripped.This happens when the live wire (brown or black) touches the neutral wire (blue), or excessive current consumption in the tripped circuit.
- Faulty wiring insulation.
- Loose wiring connections.
- Faulty wiring in a plug.
- Too many things plugged into a socket.
- Faulty appliances
- Find your fuse box or consumer unit and locate the tripped breaker.
- Try and remember if it tripped because you just plugged something in. If so unplug it, and switch the tripped breaker on. If it trips again then, follow the steps below.
- Inspect power cords that are plugged into this circuit, one could be damaged unplug the damaged one and try again. Repeat if necessary. If it still tripping.
- Make sure everything on the tripped circuit is switched off. Then switch the trip back on. If OK then try switching everything back on again one at a time and if it trips when switching something on then its either the appliance or the wiring that is at fault.
- Repair the faulty wiring or appliance, this step may require the assistance of a profesional.
In part three we will look at what happens when the ICP (Interruptor de Control de Potencia) trips.