Articles about Electric
Wiring a 240Volt Air Compressor
I am wiring a new air compressor. It is 240volt, 28 amps, 7.5 hp, single phase. Is #6 wire big enough?
Causes of Lost Power to Pool Equipment
What would cause the loss of power to my pool equipment? I have a built-in pool that has two motors, the circuit breaker tripped and the lights in one of my bathrooms dimmed.
What to do When a Fuse or Breaker Trips Off
How to Identify Electrical Wiring Problems: The Most Common Problems with an Electric Circuits and How to Fix Them.
How to Wire a 230 Volt AC Welder
Setting up the Electric Circuit for a 230 Volt AC Welder: Wiring a 230 Volt Welder Receptacle.
The Cause of an Electric Spark
What Causes an Electric Spark: An Explanation of Electrical Sparks and Electric Current Flow.
Baseboard Electric Heater Circuit Wiring
Can I Put More Than One Set of Baseboard Heaters on the Same Circuit Breaker? How to Install a Baseboard Heater, Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Home Generator Automatic Transfer Switch Design
How to Wire a Custom Generator Transfer Switch – This series covers a wide variety of topics all about home generators including sizing, selecting, connecting and safely operating this all important addition to your home.
Adding an Electric Heater to a Home Electrical Circuit
How to Select an Electric Heater for an Existing Circuit: Can I add an electric heater that does not require a new electric circuit or wiring? Options for Installing Electric Heaters: Using an Existing Electrical Circuit, Identify the Electrical Specifications of an Existing Circuit.
Generators and Power Quality
How to Select the Right Generator for Your Home Electrical Requirements
Sizing a Generator Transfer Switch
Here are the Steps for Sizing a Generator Transfer Switch: The rating and size of all the electrical components of the system should be sized properly.
Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections
Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.
Wiring a Thermostat Controlled Heat Unit
How to Install a Thermostat Controlled Heating Unit: How can I wire a thermostat to maintain a constant temperature?
How to Wire a Generator Cord
Should a generator cord have 3 or 4 wires? How to Wire a Cord for a Generator, Connecting a 3-Wire and 4-Wire Cord to a Generator, Generator Cord and Connector Amperage Ratings.
Home Generator Transfer Switch Options
Is a manual transfer switch a good choice for my generator? Selecting a Transfer Switch for a Home Generator.
One of my HVAC Units Quit Working
Repairing an HVAC Unit that Quit Working: Replacing HVAC Electrical Parts and System Components, Causes of a Melted Electrical Wire on a HVAC Unit.
Generator Automatic Transfer Switch is Crackling Sizzling and Arcing
Why does my automatic transfer switch makes a Loud ‘pop’ and there was also a visible flash?