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Articles about Electrical Questions and Answers

Adding An Air Conditioner With a 9 Amp Rating


Unfortunately most room air conditioners require a dedicated circuit. Depending on how loaded the 20 amp bedroom outlet circuit is….



Electrical Question about A Kettle Plug That Gets Very Hot


I have an electric kettle that seems to work well but the plug gets very hot as the water heats up.



Electrical Question from Sankar about Sizing Cable for a MCCB


How to select the cable & MCCB. I Need the cable chart.



Electrical Question – What is a 2-wire Borilis?


Question: A 2-wire borilis. What is the meaning of that term, pertaining to electrical wiring?



Electrical Question From Michael about Troubleshooting


I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor.



Question – 200 Amp Main Circuit Breaker Tripping – Part 3


My 200 amp main electrical circuit breaker trips. Should I replace it?



Question – Identifying the Wires


Why do I have two black wires on the fixture?



Question – There is Power Going to the Fixture, But it Still Isn’t Working


Because your old existing fixture stopped working it seems that there is a problem with the fixture circuit.



Question – Converting a Headlight to a Lamp


How do I change the power supply from a battery to standard indoor electric power cord?



Question – Using CFLs Rather Than Incandescent Bulbs


Can I use a higher watt CFL than the fixture recommends?



Question – Identifying the Ground Wire


Which wire is the ground wire?



Question – How to Determine If You Can Add Another Fixture to a Circuit


I have four white wires and four black wires in a fixture box. Is my circuit overloaded?



Question – Shocked with the Circuit Breakers Off?


Why did my electrician get an electrical shock if he turned off all the breakers?



Question – 200 Amp Main Circuit Breaker Tripping – Part 2


My 200 amp main electrical circuit breaker trips. Should I replace it?



Question – Why There are Different Types of Dryer Plugs


The new electrical code calls for a 4-wire plug for dryers.



Question – Halogen Bulbs


Do halogen bulbs smell when they’re about to go out?



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