I am new to home owning and electricity but know a little. I have a new home with the special circuit breakers for the upstair bedrooms that trips if an old lamp is plugged into them - modern safety protection. Both upstairs bedroom breakers tripped, so we unplugged everything. We reset them and they tripped again. We still had power to an upstairs hallway lamp that is old. After unplugging that hallway lamp upstairs, the circuit breakers didn‚Äôt trip again.
The question: Would the hallway socket be getting power through these special circuit breakers and through someplace else? So when the lamp blew the breakers for the bedrooms, it remained on, getting power from a different breaker that wasn‚Äôt being blown?
Second question: If that is the case and there are two wires bringing power to the hallway lamp, wouldn‚Äôt that defeat the purpose of having the special breakers that detect old lamps?
We have unplugged the lamp and no longer have problems but are very confused as to why the lamp, if it was blowing the circuits would still have power.
Any advice would be great.
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