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Could I just throw away my old recyclable batteries?
No, laws require that they be recycled. This includes Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and small sealed Lead (Pb) batteries. You can look for a battery recycling seal on the rechargeable batteries found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless telephones, laptop computers and camcorders.
What is a time delay fuse?
Time delay fuses are used on circuits where appliance motors have initial surges of electrical power when the motor starts. This initial surge might blow a regular fuse.
I need a circuit breaker, but I don't have it with me. Are they all the same?
No, it's best if you bring in the old breaker and match it up. If you know the name of the brand of service box, we could also match it that way.
I have a circuit breaker that tripped. Is this dangerous?
Usually the problem is simply an overload and you only need to run fewer appliances on the circuit. However, if it is not overloaded and it keeps tripping, you should suspect a short. Also, look for a defective cord, socket or plug.