For those people who are not familiar with the problem of tripping fuse box, let me first explain what it is. You can imagine the situation where one has to manually disconnect the fuse in the fuse box every time you want to turn on the lights or any other electrical appliance.
However, since the fuse box is not designed in such a way that anyone can easily get into it without having to get wet or dirty, you may have to suffer from the inconvenience of tripping fuse box. If the power goes out at night, then you will notice that the lights are switched off automatically but that does not mean that the fuse box does not have a fuse in it. At times, if the power goes out again, it would be easy for you to open the fuse box and get to the fuse but this may be a bit too risky as the fuse box may have a very dangerous battery inside.
When there is no power supply at the time of power cut-off, you can always think about the option of opening the fuse box for manual reset. However, what happens if your fuse box is broken due to a faulty fuse or an old fuse that has blown up?
Tripping fuse box may occur due to many reasons. For starters, it is possible that the fuse has blown-up due to a short circuit. The current flowing through the wire inside the fuse box could have caused a short. The current flow in the fuse box might have been too low or high, thus causing a fire.
Another reason for the fuse to go-off is due to the failure of the fuse switch to activate the fuse. Sometimes the switch would get stuck in the closed position thus making the circuit to continue. When this happens, you may need to use the jumper cables to switch the switch to the open position.
If your fuse box has gone-off due to the failure of the fuse switch, it is time to take immediate action. This is because the fuse is very dangerous and needs immediate attention. You may have to use an extension cord in order to remove the fuse from its casing. Otherwise, you can just open the fuse box by the top so that you can access the fuse.
In order to safely open the fuse box, you need to make sure that there is no power supply present in the vicinity of the fuse box. If the power is still intact at that is, then you can simply cut the short to the fuse.
Before you pull the fuse from the casing, make sure that the wires are disconnected and that there are no metal parts in the way. Pull the fuse and turn on the breaker switch to ensure that the fuse box is open.
You will then need to disconnect all the wires that are attached to the fuse. This is so that you don’t create any unnecessary short circuits while you are removing the fuse from the casing. Once you have completed the procedure, you can then reconnect the wires to the terminal end of the extension cord and plug the power cable into the circuit breaker.
After reconnecting the wires to the terminal, remove the fuse from the casing. It is important to remember that you are not supposed to start to power the appliance right away. as you can damage the fuse box.
There are times when the fuse that is located close to the wall may start to work without warning. In such cases, the fuse box must be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
After fixing the fuse box, you can now power on your appliance. However, make sure that you use a surge protector in case the fuse blows again.