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Replacing Old Low Voltage Light Switches


One problem we are having has to do with the electrical switches which were used. They are small with as many as 5 to a plate and they stay in a neutral position. To turn them on, we push upward and the switch returns to its position.



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.



Short Circuit Current Rating and Fault Level Current


The Correct Method to be used When Testing an Electrical Installation for Earth Loop Impedance: Accurately Measuring the Value of Zs at a Remote End of a Circuit.



Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Four Wires


How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.



How to Install 3-Way RF and Smart Devices for Switching


How are Master and Slave switches wired to Control Light Fixtures? Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches, Installing Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for Light Fixtures.



I accidentally cut into a wire is there anything I can do?


I cut into an electrical wire in the wall. How can I fix it? How to Splice or Repair an Electrical Wire or Cable, Avoid a potential fire hazard and future problems with damaged electrical wires or cables.



How to Solve Window Air Conditioner Electrical Problems


Window Air Conditioners and Electrical Circuit Problems



Understanding the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring


How to Configure the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring: A ground wire is not intended to be a current carrying conductor. To use a ground wire for anything other than a ground would be very dangerous and is not recommended.



Why Outlets and Lights Lost Power


How Can I find out why my lights and outlets do not work? How to Troubleshoot Why Outlets and Lights Have Lost Power.



Lightning Strikes and Electrical System Protection


I have had lightning strikes that have blown out sections of the PVC conduit, What can I can do to prevent lightning damage.



Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem


Mike in Vancouver, Washington asks: I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this? How to Correct an Outlet Voltage Problem, Troubleshooting Outlet Wiring Connections, Neutral Wires and GFCI Outlet Circuits.



How to Test 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.



Why Are White Wires On My Light Switch


Why White Wires are Sometimes Used for Light Switches: Wiring Light Switches with White Wires



Wiring a Switch Outlet Combination


How to Wire a Combo Switch Outlet: These switch outlets are pretty handy and once the wiring designations are understood the wiring can be a snap.



Circuit Breakers and Electrical Wiring Safety


My outlet tester says that that the Hot and Ground are reversed, how can I fix this? Electrical Circuit Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Troubleshooting Problems with Outlet Circuit Wiring.



How to Locate a Voltage Problem


Why is the electrical circuit voltage not reading normal with a voltage tester? How to Locate a Voltage Problem, Electrical Tests for Locating the Cause of Incorrect Voltage.



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