What Are Reconditioned Used Circuit Breakers?
Used circuit breakers can be reconditioned, by replacing components that show signs of wear with new ones. Circuit breakers are devices that break a
currents path when it becomes excessive.
Under specified abnormal circuit conditions, circuit breakers disrupt and shut power off to a specific electrical area. They act as switches and become
a controller. It controls and protects an electrical circuit where people live or in a specific equipment.
When excess electricity is allowed into a circuit and its circuit breaker panel, it will destroy equipment, burn up wiring and in many cases cause fires. In
high temperatures, a circuit breaker can be a limit switch, in which the switch is tripped so that no damage occurs to the electrical insulation material or
Even used circuit breakers are capable of delivering such functions with good performance. The types of used switches that are eligible for
reconditioning are low voltage, medium voltage and oil breakers.
Reconditioning a switch is not a light task. It involves thorough and careful execution of knowledge and skills. Each breaker has different process of
reconditioning according to their voltage.
For low voltage, the reconditioning process involves disassembly of components. These components are cleaned, dried, and deoxidized, to remove
corrosion. The parts are degreased, plated, painted, lubricated and adjusted. All this is done according to specific industrial electrical standards.
Before they are shipped for distribution, used switches are required to pass rigid inspection and testing. All procedures involved in reconditioning,
inspection, testing, and final inspection are recorded.
The information is recorded onto an Evaluation and Test form as required for standard refurbishment. Most technicians that perform reconditioning are
certified by the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, PEARL.
If a PEARL certified technician follows the reconditioning standards, the low voltage circuit break