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Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

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


Electric Motors and Transformers Burning Up
Electrical Question: Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and electric motors?

Any advise would be welcomed.
Thank you,
Rob
This electrical wiring question came from Rob, in Cumming, Georgia.

Additional Comments: AWESOME!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Rob.

How to Identify and Fix Voltage Drop Problems

Application: Evaluating a Main Electrical Service for a Voltage Drop Problem.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the electric panel upgrade.
Estimated Time: Depends on the exact type of the existing panel or fuse box, the replacement panel to be installed, the original wiring methods that were used for installing the existing wiring, and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specifications in accordance with the local utility company or electric service provider. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Making changes to the Home Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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