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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.



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.



Microwave Oven Power Source


The Electrical Circuit Power for a Microwave Oven – When the power is on all the time, these circuit components will maintain a constant temperature and the state of the components will be constant.



Is Your 240 Volt Outlet Safe


Examining a 240 Volt Circuit and the Electrical Wiring Components for Safety – The wire gauge of the circuit should be verified. If it is found that the circuit wire AWG gauge is #12 then the circuit breaker amperage size could be increased to be a 20 amp 2 pole circuit breaker.



Home Automation Wireless Remote Controlled Outlet


How to Connect LED Lighting to a Remote Controlled Outlet – If the calculated load was too high then a control circuit could be used and the actual circuit load could then be switched by a relay that would be activated by the control circuit.



Replacing Electrical Fuses


How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size



How To Avoid a Bad Electrical Contractor


Guidelines for Hiring the Right Electrical Contractor – When hiring an electrician to install electrical wiring the contractor should be licensed and the work should be done with a permit and inspected. When this process is followed you will eliminate 99% of any possible problem.



Are Computers Safe When Plugged into Home Electrical Outlets


How to Protect Computers and Home Electronics with Power Conditioning and Surge Protection…



Signs of a Failing Circuit Breaker


Indications that a Circuit Breaker May Need to be Replaced



Replacing 3 Way Light Switches


Help for Wiring Your New or Replacement 3-Way Light Switches



Wiring Diagrams and Schematics for 3 Way Switches


How to Wire 3 Way Switches – Power to the First Switch



Christmas Holiday Lights and Voltage Considerations


How to Check The Voltage Specifications of Your Christmas Lights and LED Lights and Avoid Problems



Electric Welder Circuit Sizes


How to Plan the Electrical Circuit Wiring for Your Welder



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