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Articles about Electrical Wiring: low voltage

Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

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

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

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

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?

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

July 15, 2010 by Dave Rongey

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

How to Repair Telephone Wiring

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…

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

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

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 have a constant hum through all our audio speakers

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…

I added a Phone Jack and my Phone Stopped Working

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.