OLD FUSE BOXES USED IN HOMES
Buying a house with a fuse panel? Here's what you should
Oct 13, 2011Today, circuit breakers are used in homes instead of fuses. The main reason is because a circuit breaker can be re-used. Once a fuse blows, it has to be replaced. Old electric services will have fuses, and old electric services can have problems. This is why people get scared of fuses.Author: Reuben Saltzman
How Electrical Service Panels Changed in the - The Spruce
BanksPhotos / Getty Images. The electrical service panel, commonly known these days as a breaker box, has come a long way since the early 1900s. Almost every home has some type of service panel, whether it be a fuse panel or a circuit breaker panel. Commonly, these service panels are located in utility rooms, garages, or basements.