What Causes a Circuit Breaker to Burn?

   4 Main Reasons 1. Circuit Breaker Overheating Overheating is the most common cause of circuit breaker burns. This occurs due to overloads, power surges, or arc-faults in your system. Any of these events will overheat your circuit suddenly, possibly causing the breaker to heat up and burn, thus resulting in a tripped circuit breaker. […]