breaker box

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A metal box that contains circuit breakers or fuses that control the electrical current in a home.

breaker box (Wikipedia)

A distribution board (also known as panelboard, breaker panel, or electric panel) is a component of an electricity supply system that divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits, while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure. Normally, a main switch, and in recent boards, one or more residual-current devices (RCD) or residual current breakers with overcurrent protection (RCBO), are also incorporated.

In the United Kingdom, a distribution board designed for domestic installations is known as a consumer unit.

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