While standard circuit breakers offer a basic level of electrical fire protection, there are two more electrical circuit interrupters on the market that offer enhanced protection from arcing and ground-faults: AFCI and GFCI. Both these outlets are important equipment to any home or office’s electrical system in terms of functionality and are absolutely essential […]
You plug in the microwave, turn the switch on, and the power goes off. With no clue about what just happened, you call an electrician to fix the problem. And later you realize that you could do it yourself if you knew the basics of your home’s electrical service panel.
Knowing how to fix minor […]
Has this ever happened to you? You plugged in too many devices at the outlet and everything is fine. Until suddenly the power goes off. If you have faced this situation, then most probably you created a circuit overload. What is it and what caused it? Let’s learn more about it.
Basics of an Electrical […]
Almost every appliance runs on electricity and if it isn’t used properly, it can prove to be an extremely dangerous element. If live electricity touches you or any conductive material, an electric shock can occur. In this article, we will learn how to prevent the electrical shocks.
What Are Common Causes of Electrical Shocks
Switchgear refers to an amalgamation of electrical switching devices whose function is to switch, control, meter, regulate, isolate, and protect electrical circuits and equipment. Some of the products encompassed within the switchgear include switches, circuit breakers, switch fuse units, contractors, H.R.C. fuses, offload isolators, and earth leakage circuit breakers (E.L.C. Bs). These devices are […]
A motor soft starter is used to protect the motor and other connected equipment from damage through controlled terminal voltage. Thus, it a device that is used in AC electrical motors to momentarily lessen the load and torque within the power train as well as the electric current surge of the motor when starting […]
Burglary, fireplace hazards, short circuits or loose wire connections leading to electrical hazards, etc. The list of all that can go wrong while you are away holidaying is endless. However, it only requires some smart planning and a few simple measures to ensure that your home is protected during holidays. Be it electrical hazards […]
Electrical problems can be scary. They don’t just damage the appliances but also pose a risk to life and property. Issues like high electricity bills, flickering lights, etc., indicate an electrical problem. Let’s look at 5 common electrical problems and solutions.
Poor circuit protection/ No RCCB
Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB) is a device that detects […]
A short circuit is when there is a low resistance connection between two conductors that are supplying electrical power to a circuit. This would generate an excess of voltage streaming and cause excessive flow of current in the power source. The electricity will flow through a ‘short’ route and cause a short circuit.
What Are the […]
Ground Fault Breaker or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) breaker offers protection for the entire branch circuit that it serves. Its installation is mostly similar to that of a standard single-pole circuit breaker but there are some crucial differences between the two installation methods. Besides, you need to keep few things in mind before […]