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Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

Updated: March 21, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and motors? How Voltage Drop can Cause Problems with a Home Electrical System.

Power Adapter for a Nintendo DSi Video Game

Updated: August 18, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

Using the Right Size Power Adapter for a Video Game – The voltage and mA output are essential to maintain the acceptable power requirements for the video game.

Digital Phone Jack Wiring

Updated: November 23, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I just moved into a new house (to me). Got digital phone via cable. If I plug a standard phone into the supplied modem, phones elsewhere in the house I get dial tone, but they will not ring on an incoming call…

VOIP Telephones Setup

Updated: September 10, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

VoIP Telephones and Wiring Configurations Background: Marc, a Homeowner from Ottawa, ON, Canada Question: Hi, I’ve got a VoIP system up and running with a Sipura phone adapter. I’d like to wire the VoIP to my home’s unused “Line 2” so that theoretically, I could plug a “Line 2” phone into any (properly wired) phone […]

Why Did My Telephone Lose Dial Tone?

Updated: August 6, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I had no dial tone. When I checked the phone jack it was filled with a rubbery substance where phone clicks in and behind it inside the box. Is this common….

Coax Wiring and Telephone Wiring

Updated: July 15, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

Is it possible to convert coaxial outlet into a phone outlet?…

How to Repair Telephone Wiring

Updated: July 8, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

There are two sets of phone jacks in my house. Only one set is working. The not working jack sets are in good reach area, so I wonder if I connect one of them to a…

I have a constant hum through all our audio speakers

Updated: July 3, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

when you turn anything DC powered on you get a huge hum (surge noise) through the speakers for a moment…

Is Low Voltage and 120 Volt Wiring Allowed In The Same Electrical Box?

Updated: June 29, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

There are two provisions that will allow this. Don’t get confused by the voltage specification of home electrical wiring in this scenario…

Electrical Question about a Power Supply Size

Updated: June 24, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

We’re not talking about a lot of amps, and since it won’t be plugged in all the time, is that safe?

I added a Phone Jack and my Phone Stopped Working

Updated: June 7, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I want to put another phone jack in my house so I can move my computer. I tried adding a phone line to existing line and it shut off my phone.