Power trip is a safety mechanism triggered to prevent users from getting electrocuted.
When a power trip is triggered, it is important to identify the cause of the problem. Common causes of power trips can be from faulty appliances to electric overload.
Once the problem has been identified, users may reset the circuit breaker to get the power back. If you are not able to reset the power circuit breaker or still experience power tripping, this indicates that the power surge problem still exists. For such cases, it is best to engage an electrician to do an inspection immediately to ensure safety.
Reasons that causes power trip:
- Electrical Overload. This is quite common in Singapore due to the increase in number of electronic gadgets a person owns. When too many electronic gadgets are plugged into the electric socket at the same time, there will be a lot of electricity passing through the wires and a power trip will happen when the wires are overheated or unable to handle the excess electric current.
- Faulty electronic appliances, faulty power breaker, faulty power socket. All the electronic appliances, power sockets, and power breakers will degrade over time causing power trip issues.
- Electrical System fault. If there are power trips whenever there is lightning or heavy rain, you should get it checked immediately as it is an indication of a fault in your electrical systems.