Circuit Breaker Testing

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Of course, but...

If you blind yourself or burn your house down and kill your whole family to test the thing, at least you'll know what the cause was.
Finding out that it _can't_ safely trip a short circuit by deliberately short-circuiting it is very very dumb.
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I'll say.
I've seen a high fault like this trip fuses. Okay, the fuses were good.
Sorta.
The fuses "tripped" by exploding and the panel bus bars arced over thru the resulting plasma cloud.
Which melted a whole floor-to-ceiling panel section, started a fire in the power distribution vault and another fire in the distribution transformer outside the building.
Deliberate short circuiting is always a bad idea.
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Deliberate overload is safer. Two hair dryers, or two plug in space heaters on same socket.
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