December 2019

Motor Soft Starter

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 […]

5 Safety Tips to Protect Your Home during Holidays

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 […]

August 2019

14 Common Electrical Problems Everyone Must Know

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 […]

Electrical Short Circuit – Types, Causes and Prevention

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 […]

July 2019

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    A Simple Guide to Install Your GFCI Breaker / Ground fault breakers

A Simple Guide to Install Your GFCI Breaker / Ground fault breakers

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 […]

June 2019

Circuit Breaker Box Labeling – Why Do it and How

Why it is Necessary to Label the Circuit Breaker Box

Whether you’ve rented an apartment or own a home, it is very important that you understand the fundamentals of the electrical system installed in your home. You should know what to do in case something goes wrong. This information is crucial when you need to […]

Home electrical inspection checklist

If you are planning to buy a new home or contemplating a home improvement then make sure you check your property for electrical issues first. People will surely come in with their checklist that includes an upgraded kitchen, triple pane windows, a spacious bedroom and a fully-furnished modular kitchen. But, when they want to […]

May 2019

3 Common Reasons for Circuit Breaker Buzzing

Circuit breakers can be classified into different types depending on their external design, internal mechanism, voltage, and location of installation. They control your power supply system and protect you and your property against electrical hazards. Without a circuit breaker, you are at the risk of electrical fires, shocks, and short circuits.

But the same circuit […]

Electrical Emergency – Safety Checklist

Electrical Emergency
Electrical problems are usually minor but it is the situations that turn them into electrical emergencies. In such cases, it is important to react immediately and smartly since electrical emergency can pose serious risks to you and your family.

There are typically 4 types of electrical emergency:

Power outages

Electrical Fire

Electrical Shocks

Fallen […]

Understanding Electrical Grounding and How it Works

What is Electrical Grounding?
Electrical grounding is a backup pathway that provides an alternating route for the current to flow back to the ground if there is a fault in the wiring system. It facilitates a physical connection between the ground and the electrical equipment and appliances in your home.

The electricity in a residential wiring […]