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2 Reasons to Plan for a Circuit Breaker

2 Reasons to Plan for a Circuit Breaker

You’re planning the next incredible space that will be talked about for generations. It’s remarkable, right down to the most minute detail. Then your supervisor says, “What about the circuit breaker cords?”

Your heart sinks and your stomach turns. Circuit breaker cords? You didn’t plan for those clunky eyesores. You didn’t know they were necessary.

Luckily, we do know when they’re necessary, so you don’t need to. Here are the two reasons you will need to plan for a circuit breaker cord in your design when allowing for power and charging units.


1 Reason Why You Should Consider Circuit Breakers

Does Your Power and Charging Unit Have Four or More Outlets?

Does Your Power and Charging Unit Have Four or More Outlets?

If you answered yes to this question, then you will need a circuit breaker cord.

In an effort to minimize risk, damage, and extraneous costs, electrical codes require a circuit breaker cord to sustain any power unit with four or more outlets. It may require you to shift your design slightly, but at the end of the day, it avoids a safety hazard in a highly trafficked, collaborative space.

If you need help planning out your circuit breaker cords and integrating them with your existing design, contact your trusted supplier. They’re a wealth of knowledge, and that’s what they’re there for.


2 Reasons to Consider a Circuit Breaker

Do You Live in California?

Do You Live in California?

If you answered yes to this question, we’re a little bit jealous. But you will soon always need a circuit breaker cord to support any sized power unit.

California is a very progressive state in its efforts to be energy efficient. As a leader in the movement, the state has been considering a shift towards requiring circuit breaker cords for all power usage.

To stay up to code and to prevent needing updates down the road, we recommend planning your design with circuit breaker cords from the start.

While it may feel like a laborious task now, it will only help in the future. Not only are circuit breaker cords safer, but they also save money down the road by avoiding the risk of damage from unexpected power surges.

Think of everything that is plugged in and connected through your powerful design. If you’re laying out an office space, this could include dozens of computers, printers, monitors, televisions, and more. If you’re designing a hotel lobby, this could include the hotel’s entire system.

The costs incurred by downtime and fixing/replacing damaged electronics can be extravagant. And, as a designer, your job is to empower people through solutions and inspire them with design. Circuit breaker cords may not sound sexy on the surface, but they’re the significant other you could take home to mom.

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