What Makes Them Different
Where an electrical panel and a fuse box are different is how they control voltage flow.
Open an electrical panel; you will see rows of switches. They are known as a circuit breaker panel or a breaker box.
These are the breakers, each for an individual circuit. In case of a short, a breaker will trip and cut off electricity to its circuit. To reset the circuit only requires resetting the breaker. We recommend each breaker labeled for the part of the house it controls. Labeling makes it easier to troubleshoot problems if you have multiple breaker trips.
Open a fuse box you; will see a set of colored knobs rather than switches. These fuses contain a filament that melts when it experiences voltage overload, then cuts off electrical power to the circuit. When this happens, it is time for a new fuse and the old one to be discarded.
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