I know that static electricity can damage components, even if it does not destroy them or “break them” studies and tests have shown that it could decrease performance even a little if no noticeable damaged happened. Does the same principle apply to the issue below?
While working on a broken air conditioning unit and seeing if it would work (cable was completely cut and unit was dropped from a windows), I was not going to go through the hassle of putting rubber on them or a coating if I am just testing if it will work, the exposed wires touched by accident and short circuited.
My apartment is small so the bedroom has all my electronics and they were on the same circuit/circuit breaker as the short circuited AC unit. The circuit breaker did go off but I was wondering since the extra amps and electricity caused by the short circuit was on the same circuit as my electronics like TV, router, etc, could of it gotten damaged even a little. Because before the circuit breaker caught it it could of cycled throughout the same circuit.
Also do regular power outlets have some sort of mechanism to burn themselves out or stop the short circuit?