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Guide On How To Reset A Power Trip In Singapore

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A power trip is a common problem experienced by homeowners in Singapore. This can be highly inconvenient as it can lead to a power failure taking place, thereby preventing the use of electrical appliances. Some homeowners are able to resolve a power trip by opting for circuit breaker servicing. However, others may prefer to do the electrical repairs themselves. If you belong to the latter, here are some ways to resolve a power trip on your own.


Steps To Take To Resolve A Power Trip

Most homes in Singapore have their electric supply routed through a distribution box or panel consisting of circuit breakers. These are special switches designed to trip automatically to stop current from overflowing. However, they can also cause your light installations to lose power. To restore your home’s electricity, take note of the following steps:


Identify The Faulty Appliance


A HDB circuit breaker usually trips when a faulty appliance has just been switched on. In order to resolve the trip, you need to identify exactly which appliance has caused it to occur. Any product or device you have which consumes a high amount of energy is likely to be the main source. Otherwise, the trip might be due to an appliance with damaged electrical wiring.


Locate Your Circuit Breaker

Circuit breakers installed in electrical circuits tend to come in a grey metal box or panel. This is usually located in the utility room and is almost always wall-mounted like house light switches. There is also at least one main double pole circuit breaker, a mini circuit breaker (MCB), and a few single pole mini circuit breakers for each electric circuit in the home. In addition to that, licensed electricians classify circuit breakers based on the room in which they are installed, with each group having a label indicating the electric circuit’s location.

Normally, when a sudden power trip occurs due to a small overflow of current, it occurs on the single pole MCB. On the other hand, if the current overflow is somewhat large, the main MCB might experience a trip as well. Remember also that the tripped circuit breaker is often in the off position after the event.


Switch Off All Appliances

Once you have identified the defective appliance, switch it off along with all other remaining appliances. That way, no appliances will draw power from the main power supply when you turn on the circuit breaker on your distribution board. Furthermore, disabling all appliances will help reduce the flow of current.


Turn On Your Circuit Breaker

After ensuring that all electrical appliances have been switched off, turn on your circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker keeps tripping, you might have an electrical wiring or earthing issue. In that case, an electrical wiring repair or replacement might be needed. If your circuit breaker does not trip, gradually switch on your appliances and see which one sparks or pops. Once you have pinpointed the defective appliance, disconnect it from the electric circuit and have it repaired or replaced.

If neither your circuit breaker or appliance blows or sparks once you have switched on the former, it is possible that the power trip you are trying to prevent from recurring was caused by an overload. In that case, simply minimize the number of devices you use simultaneously or plug them into electrical outlets with a lower voltage rate.


Important Safety Precautions To Take When Resolving A Power Trip


To avoid experiencing electrical shocks at home while resolving your power trip, see to it that neither your hands or your floor are wet since water is considered a conductor of electricity. You should also wear proper safety gear such as footwear made of insulating material. Be sure to also disable your electric supply to avoid making contact with any live wires.

Following the general electrical safety tips mentioned above is extremely important as they can prevent any form of injury. Furthermore, they can keep you from damaging your electrical devices and appliances.



Resolving a power trip issue is no easy task. So if you experience difficulty, try contacting Daylight Electrician Singapore for help. Our reliable electricians can help determine the cause of your power trip issues so that they don’t recur in the future. Furthermore, we can provide you with many other electrical services which you might require. For more information on our servicing costs, check out our price list on our official website.


At Daylight Electrician Singapore, we make sure our customers are provided with the most outstanding electrical services and emergency electrician services in Singapore. In addition, our network of electrical workers and EMA licensed electricians are qualified to take on any type of electrical installations, repairs, and works including light installation, ceiling fan installation, power failure recovery, electrical wiring and rewiring, power socket, electrical switches, light switches, and DB Box replacement. Additionally, we have over 10 years of experience in conducting electrical works and have done so many times for residential and commercial spaces such as landed, condo, and HDB. We are also considered as the most recommended electrical service provider in Singapore based on the many positive reviews given over the years by our clients on both Google and Facebook. For any electrical solutions you require, WhatsApp us at +65 8241 0032 to obtain honest and transparent prices. You can also try calling us at +65 6909 9921. By engaging us, you are sure to experience highly quick and professional service to serve any electrical needs you have!

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