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Electrical Wiring for Machinery From Another Country


How to Connect the Electrical Wiring for Equipment that is Made in Another Country: I wired a machine that I had bought in another country which stated that it needed 230volts.



Figuring Volts Watts and Electrical Amperage


How to Calculate Electrical Loads and Circuits using Ohms Law: The Most Common Electrical Calculation using Ohms Law



Installing Floor Heat Electrical Wiring


How to Install a Floor Heat System: Laying out the Area for the Floor Heat System, Determine the Circuit Requirements, Thermostat Control and GFCI Protection, Installing the Floor Heat Cables or Heating Mat, Installing the Electrical Circuit.



No Power to my Electric Clothes Dryer


Electrical Troubleshooting Tips for a Clothes Dryer: Dryer Outlet that is Not Working, testing the right circuit breaker.



Wire Connections for a Kitchen Range


How to Wire a Kitchen Range: Ground Strap Connection and Wiring Configuration, Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system.



Wiring a Switch for a Bath Exhaust Fan


How to Wire Bathroom Exhaust Fans and Switches: Adding a bath exhaust fan and timer switch to a bathroom.



Pool Pump Electric Timer Circuit


How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Pool Pump Timer Control Circuit that is not working.



Understanding Automatic Gate Opening Systems


Automatic Gate Systems and Actuator Control Configurations: I have an Elite Automatic Gate opener actuator, the gate openers are opening in the opposite direction.



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.



How to Wire Fireplace Inserts with Heat Sensors


Electrical Wiring and Operation of Fireplace Insert Blower Fans: The temp sensor needs to have time to cool down in order to turn off the fan. Now, the fan blower will not go off when unit cools down. If I turn the variable-speed switch off and back on it will still the start fan motor.



Wiring a Switch to Battery Power Sources


How to Wire a Switch to Battery Power Sources: You will need to select and size the switches and relay according to the voltage and amperage, or in this case mili-amps or watts of the circuit load.



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.



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.



Electric Cooktop Circuit Requirements for Renters


Cook Top Electrical Circuit Requirements – You can only supply 240 volts to a 2 burner 240 volt cook top, and the circuit would need to be rated at the specifications of the cook top that you have.



Kitchen Stove Electrical Circuit Checks


How to Check Circuit Wiring for an Electric Stove – The circuit breaker should be checked to make sure that half of the circuit is not tripped off. Inspect the flex whip and wiring for damage or loose connections.



Electric Heaters and Circuit Safety


How to Safely Dealing with Increased Electrical Loads – To avoid circuit overload and creating a potentially dangerous condition circuit breakers or fuses should never be removed and replaced with one that is a different type and or has a higher rating.



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