Power Quality Can Affect Computer Performance
How to Solve Power Quality Issues that May Affect Your Computer and Electronic Devices
How to Solve Power Quality Issues that May Affect Your Computers
Electrical Question: When I capture digital video with my computer and a household appliance eg.(microwave oven,fridge door light switches etc) is switched on it causes my video capture to temporarily pause or freeze. Is there a simple solution to this problem. If you need more information let me know.
This electrical question came from: Kirra, a Homeowner from Melbourne, Australia, Other.
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Thanks for your electrical question Kirra.
Power Quality Issues that May Affect Your Electronic Devices
Power Quality Issues
- Some electronic devices are sensitive to electrical line interferences and poor power quality.
- Normally this can be resolved by purchasing a plug strip that has power conditioning and power filtering capabilities.
- If the problem is extreme then an Uninterpretable Power Supply UPS can be purchased which has the same power conditioning and power filtering capabilities as well.
- Plugging the computer into either of these two units should solve this problem.
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Wiring a Switch for an Air CompressorWayne asks:
I am wiring my 240volt air compressor using 10/3 to a lighted 30 amp switch to place by exit door to turn off when im away.
My question is: when I wire the switch I will have essentially two hots, do I place both the black and red on one screw and the black and red on the other?
Also its the lighted Leviton 3032-plr, a lot of the comments say I need to use the neutral to operate the light.
I dont know what to do with that.
Thanks for your help.
Wayne, The Leviton 3032-plr switch that you have described is for 120volt applications and will not work on a 240volt circuit.
A typical 240 volt air compressor requires two hots and a ground wire.
A neutral wire is not required.
A 120volt lighted control switch could be wired as an add on control circuit, however this would require a separate 120volt control circuit, a 120volt lighted switch, and a 120volt control relay with 240volt contacts rated for 30amps.
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