Understanding the Functions of the Various Parts of an Electrical Service Panel


                Your day's assignment is on the functioning of an electrical panel.  The electrical service panel allows to break the circuit of the current flowing the parts that you want to work on, so that that you can do it safely.  Alternative, the main electrical service box is called a load center.

 In the main electrical service panel at http://tikellyelectrical.com/areas-of-service/wilmington-residential-electrician/ , power coming from the utility is distributed to various branches connected to various appliances, and outlets in the home.  The main load center can be supplemented with an additional electrical panel, which can be of a smaller capacity, just to enhance the capacity of the main one.  The electrical panel is fitted with a door, which will give you access to other major parts of the panel, which are called circuit breakers, for breaking the current floor to the branch you want it not to.

                Circuit breakers are many, but there is one big one called the double -pole service connect.  Inside the panel box, it can be positioned at the top, at the bottom or at one of the sides.  Its function is to control power going to various branches branch circuit breakers.

                A part of the main circuit breaker are two black service wires, which are otherwise known as hot bus bars, which enter it through the sides.  As they enter they are snapped into position by the main circuit breaker so that as provide power to the circuits.  Again, there are other two wires which come out of the main circuit proceeding to the various destinations.

                Then the effect of current flow is realized in various outlets and appliances such as in lighting, heating, upon the two wires leaving the main circuit breaker.  Upon return to the electrical service box, the current will do so through neutral wires, which are always white, which are then connected to the neutral bus bar.  Further, the two neutral bus bars will extend the connection to the electrical service, thus completing the circuit.

                The other interesting part is the main bonding jumper, which connects the neutral ground bus with the main electrical service panel.  Just adjacent to the connection is another one which involves a copper wire which links the neutral wire to the rod driven to the earth and it is the last connection which allow safe passage of stray currents.

                Additionally, instead of having the last connection between the neutral wire and the rod in the ground, a separate one can be set up depending on necessity.  Unlike with the last connection, electricity flows from the neutral wire to the ground bus.

                With the guide to the parts to the major functional parts of an electrical panel at http://tikellyelectrical.com/services/electric-panels/ , you can proceed to carry out your electrical work without any fear.