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Rated Capacity of Electrical Wire


Safe Amperage Ratings for Electrical Wire: The amperage rating will depend on the insulation type of the #12 AWG wire, Surpassing the amperage rating of any electrical wire is highly dangerous and not safe and can cause the wire to become over heated which could lead to a fire.



What To Do With An Extra Hot Wire or Cable


Safe Keeping for Spare Electrical Wires and Cables: Spare electrical wiring must be dealt with properly to avoid danger.



Altering Generator Transfer Switch Connections


The Importance of Properly Sizing a Generator and Transfer Switch: The amperage size of the plug has internal protection in place and changing sizes of any of these parts would greatly affect the integrity of the circuit design and could cause some potential damage.



Mobile Home Outlets that Work On and Off


Outlet Circuit Repair for a Mobile Home: The most typical cause for part or all of an outlet circuit to stop working, or to work intermittently is due to either a deteriorating connection where the electrical wires attach to the outlet.



Common Problems With Light Switch Wiring


How to Connect Light Switch Wiring: Fully explained pictures and wiring diagrams about wiring light switches describing the most common switches.



3-Way Dimmer Switch for Light Fixtures


How to Install a the Right Kind of Dimmer Switch – A standard dimmer switch can be installed at one switch location if the lamps in the light fixtures are compatible with the dimmer switch that you purchase, such as incandescent lamps.



Grounding a Light Fixture Plug


How to Ground a Light Fixture Cord and Plug – By code, if a ground source is not provided, then an outlet or receptacle should not have a ground plug.



Wiring Two Ceiling Fans and Switches


How to Wire Ceiling Fan Switches – Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.



Designing Solar Power Systems for the Home


Design Factors that will Affect Solar Power Performance – The design for any solar power system is essential for optimal performance. Using quality materials such as solar panels and inverters is key.



New Lighting Trips Out Circuit Breaker


How to Calculate Lighting Circuit Electrical Load Capacity – Compare the total amount of watts from the original light fixture and what the total watts are of the new light fixtures. In a case where the circuit is overloaded the watts will either need to be reduced or a new circuit will be required.



Control Lights With RF Switches


How to Use RF Switches to Control Lights – Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems are extremely useful, they have been around for years and there are numerous applications for their use, especially with Home Electrical and Automation.



RV Electrical Service Pedestal


RV Park Electrical Service Pedestal Connection – If the service pedestal is designed to accommodate additional equipment being installed onto it without violating the UL rating or any other code stipulations.



Shower Light Switch Wiring


How to Wire a Switch for a Bathroom Shower Light and Exhaust Fan – The wiring leads may be to the other device so that both the shower light and the fan are on the same switch.



Electrical Control Using Relay Contactors


How Relays Control Electrical Equipment – Contactors or relays are used for operating several electrical devices, including equipment such as well pumps, septic pumps, basically any type of electric motor.



Adding a Gas Heater to a Hot Tub


How to Control Additional Equipment for Your Hot Tub – When you are integrating new components into an existing hot tub then the controls must integrate together as well so they work together and the controlling sequence of operations will give you the control you desire



Furnace Thermostat Wiring and Settings


How to Operating Your Furnace at Safe Settings – The internal high temperature safety switches will prevent the furnace from overheating as well.



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