Electrical Voltage Problems and Solutions
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
What to do about Abnormal Electrical Voltage Problems: The Most Common Electrical Power Problems that Affect Voltage.
How to Identify Electrical Voltage Problems
- Then I notice my cable box was out. Call cable people they replaced box.
- Now when you unplug the icebox the lights go out.
- Or if you plug something else in some else, the lights will get dimmed or very bright.
- We changed plug ins and switches but no fix or find.
- The electric tester measure is sometimes 190volts or 64 0r 120 like it should be.
Help – I’m scared of fire.
This Electrical Wiring Question came from: Mary, a Homeowner from LaRose, La.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mary.
What to do about Abnormal Electrical Voltage Problems
Application: Testing Intermittent Power Problems and Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Advanced – Should be performed only by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and may require the local utility company or electric service provider.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Multimeter.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and troubleshoot and inspect electrical circuits and electrical system components.
Precaution: Depending on the symptoms, identify the main panel or panel circuit in question, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Burnt or damaged electrical wiring and circuit components should be replaced with new electrical materials of the same voltage and amperage rating.
The Most Common Electrical Power Problems that Affect Voltage
- Problem with the Electric Panel
There may be a problem with your electrical service panel where a splice or connection has been lost with one of the main power lines.
- Electrical Utility Company
Contact the electrical utility company and explain these situations and ask them to check their side of your electrical service.
- Electrical Tests and Evaluations
The solution is to have a qualified electrician come out and make a few tests to identify the problem and get it repaired for you.
- Dangerous Electrical Problem
This condition is nothing to mess around with, and should be taken care of right away.
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