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Causes and Solutions of a Non-Working Light Fixture


How to Troubleshoot a Light Fixture that is Not Working – One of the bulbs burned out and I decided to try using an old CFL compact fluorescent light bulb that somebody gave me in its place.



How Many Electrical Wires in Conduit


How Many Electrical Wires Can Be Put Into Electrical Conduit – It is very important to understand the limitations when installing wire into conduit and Wire insulation is rated upon the amount of heat it can safely withstand.



Help for Ceiling Fan Wiring


How to Connect Ceiling Fan Wires – With this wiring configuration there should be separate wall switches that will control the ceiling fan motor and the ceiling fan light.



Poor Power Quality and Appliance Problems


Poor power quality and bad circuit wiring can cause electrical appliances to have problems – Poor power quality and bad circuit wiring can cause electrical appliances to have problems.



Motor Home Circuit Electrical Troubleshooting


How to Detect Motor Home Outlet Circuit Failures – The power source should be tested from the closest junction box to the panel and out from there to all the other affected outlets. A visual Inspection of the outlets, wiring and wire connectors.



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.



SCADA Systems and Home Automation


The Future of Home Automation Systems and Home Controls – SCADA systems are extremely useful for numerous applications which are integrated into Home Automation and Home Control Systems. We now rely heavily on SCADA systems, they are here to stay, and they will just keep getting better with technology.



Kitchen Electrical Circuit Wiring


How to Wire a Kitchen: Basic home electrical wiring for kitchens and common wiring practices with photos and wiring diagrams.



Testing A Light Switch


How to Use Electrical Testers to Test a Light Switch – A switch can be tested using a ohm meter continuity tester or a voltage tester.



How to Install Ceiling Fans


How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring – Keep in mind that most traditional ceiling fans have separate pull chains that operate the fan motor and the light fixture.



Increasing Electrical Circuit Size


Why Increasing the Size of an Electrical Circuit is Dangerous – Electrical circuits are designed to keep all the components of the electrical circuit within a safe limit so they do not over heat an become a fire hazard.



Replacing a Halogen Lighting Transformer


The Key to Transformer Power Supplies – Watts or VA – this is the load or the amount of watts that will be required for all of the lamps or bulbs that will be used or part of the light fixture(s) that will be connected to the power supply.



Electrical Utility Company Gives Free Power to Customer


Free Electricity is Rare From an Electric Utility Company – but it did Happen – This is a very rare occurrence. I have only heard of one other instance of this being done by an electrical utility power company.



Installing a Separate Pump Circuit Breaker Panel


Wiring Circuits and Circuit Breakers – A look at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes and electrical panels.



Solar Power Design with ATS for Utility


Solar Power Design with ATS for a Grid Tied System – An ATS or Automatic Transfer Switch may be incorporated into the solar power design. The design must be such that it will keep the two systems separate in order to avoid damage from the electric utility company Line Voltage System.



Locate and Repair an Electrical Circuit Problem


Locating a Problem Electrical Circuit and Methods for Electrical Circuit Repair – The electrical circuit will need to be removed from the circuit breaker and a special circuit locating transmitter can be installed onto the wire to help locate the area that has been penetrated.



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