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How to Improve Your Power Quality

The Importance of Power Conditioning: Power Conditioning may help prevent Electrical Failures from Abnormal Conditions, Power Conditioning to Protect Your Electronic Devices and Cell Phone


Installing Power Conditioning to Protect Your Home
Electrical Question: An electrical spike zapped our transformers and I’m trying to figure out what caused it. I’m not an electrician by a long shot, so I’ll put in all of the information that I know about, and hope that one of you electrical whizzes can help.

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My main question is whether I can reasonably lay the blame on this outage (and my burned out transformers) on the air conditioner installers.

Thank you for your help!

This home electrical repairs question came from: Yaacov, from Israel

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Yaacov.

The Importance of Power Conditioning

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Power problems may be prevented with Surge Strips and Power Conditioners, however a whole solution will require identifying the power abnormalities and then selecting and installing the appropriate device.

Power Conditioning may help prevent Electrical Failures from Abnormal Conditions

Yaacov, I commonly try to stay away from arbitration issues due to my limited exposure to the projects of others and I understand your situation, so I will discuss this matter somewhat and hope that it will assist you.

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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!

The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!

The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.

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