Fuse vs Circuit Breaker


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Old 06-19-16, 11:31 PM
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Fuse vs Circuit Breaker

Each spring or summer, I usually climb up to the attic to check my gable attic fan. I also remove the panel to the condenser to do a visual check of the capacitor and hard start kit. Before I remove the panel, I pull out the fuse. Is this good enough to avoid electrocution of 240 volts or should I also shut the circuit breaker switch off too? I know the capacitor still holds a charge so I am very careful not to touch it or short it.


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Old 06-20-16, 12:04 AM
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Pulling out the fused disconnect kills the 240v supply to the condensor.

The capacitor shouldn't hold a charge on power down.
If you want to make sure.... short the leads to ground with a screwdriver.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 12:05 AM
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Pulling out the fused service disconnect is sufficient.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 12:09 AM
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Thank you PJMax and Houston204!
 
 

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