12vdc double breaker

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by fsan0566, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. fsan0566

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    Sep 13, 2006
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    I have a 12vdc single circiut that is protected with a 80 amp auto reset breaker, can I split the load across two 40amp breakers or will it still see the same load on each breaker?
    fsan0566
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Hi,

    Even the slightest difference in the two paralled breakers will assure that one will pop open, with the other following. That's part of the law of electronics called "the inate animosity of inanimate objects". Fuses work the same way.
     
  3. fsan0566

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    Sep 13, 2006
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    Thanks beenthere, that was kinda what I was thinking but was not sure.
    fsan0566
     
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