What is a disconnect or main breaker? How do I use it?
A disconnect or main breaker is used to cut off power to your entire home. In an emergency, such as during an appliance fire or while rescuing a person from household electrical shock, cut off the power to your house at the disconnect or main breaker. If it is faster for you to access your circuit breaker panel or your fuse box, turn all the breakers off or unscrew all the fuses to cut off power to the house.

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