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January 2021

AC vs DC: All You Need To Know

It’s no secret that our lives entirely depend upon electricity. But do you know how the electric current gets to our homes and offices? Electricity flow is a flow of electrons through a wire. This flow is bifurcated into 2 types – alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).
AC and DC are differentiated based […]

December 2020

Why You Should Avoid Using Plug Adapters?

A plug adapter is a device of convenience. You can use plug adapters to plug your appliances with a three-prong plug into the two-slot electric outlet. They are commonly known as travel adapter, ground plug adapter, and cheater’s plug. People who travel often or people living in old homes usually face this problem. Travellers […]

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    Aluminum Wiring: Is It Hazardous & What To Do If You Have Aluminum Wiring In Your House?

Aluminum Wiring: Is It Hazardous & What To Do If You Have Aluminum Wiring In Your House?

While buying a house, you discuss the interiors, furniture, fixture, and other utilities. But did you ever give a thought to what kind of electrical wiring electrical wiring is spread across your house? Although wrong electrical wiring is a potential life hazard, you often underestimate it.
When was Aluminum Wiring Used?
Electrical wiring is ideally […]

September 2020

Electrical Wire Color Codes: All You Need To Know

Before starting any wiring project, it is possible to identify the purposes of the different house electrical wiring if you understand the diverse electrical wire colors and their code. These electrical color codes specify the function of each wire in a given circuit. The wiring colors differentiate ideally between the hot, neutral, or ground […]

Arc Fault Breaker/ Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter

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If you have ever experienced loose wiring connections causing spark due to unsteady contact, then you understand how dangerous it could be if not treated carefully. That spark between metal contact points leading to noises or unsafe passing of electrical current is known as an arc fault. Soon enough, this arcing gets heated […]

Electrical Wire Gauge: All About Various Size And Their Usage

For every electrical need in your house, it is essential to install cables that pass an electrical inspection. These cables will ensure an electrical connection that carries power guardedly. Maintaining high-quality during selection will guarantee a competent circuit system throughout the residence.
Wire Vs. Cable
Typically both wires and cables are the same. The only difference […]

August 2020

Knob and Tube Wiring

There have been a lot of different types of electrical wiring used in houses over the years (well, centuries), and some of them are very different from modern house wiring types. If you come across knob and tube wiring and you aren’t familiar with it, you’ll probably have a ‘what is this?!’ moment.

What is […]

Rewiring a House- How? Cost? When?

Each year, the United States sees over 45,000 home electrical fires and half of these involving home electrical wiring or lighting equipment. Winter months are the most dangerous with home electrical fires peaking from November to March. A fire is no joke, and you should make sure your house’s wiring and electrical systems are […]

July 2020

How To Put Out An Electrical Fire

Most people spend a lot of time indoors and some electronic gadget or appliance runs at all times. That means there may be a risk of an electrical emergency like an electrical fire. In this article, we will see how to put out an electrical fire if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate […]

June 2020

How to Wire a 3-Way Light Switch

A 3-way switch is a light switch, which is commonly used to control the light from two different locations in the room. For example, in the large room or a staircase, a 3-way light switch is installed at two ends that allow you to turn the light on/off from two different locations. 
The 3-way light […]