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Many people have switched to using compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs to reduce energy usage, but the technology is still in its infancy and there have only been a few long-term studies conducted. One of the most recent studies comes from Stony Brook and New York State Stem Cell Science which suggests CFLs might cause damage to skin by releasing UV rays. Based on the research, scientists concluded that CFL lightbulbs can be harmful to healthy skin cells.
Published by Daniel Snyder 64 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +11 votes | 0 comments
The high-voltage section of a commercial or domestic microwave oven consists of four basic components—the high-voltage oil-filled capacitor, the high-voltage rectifier, silicon diode, the high-voltage filament transformer, and the magnetron tube. The high-voltage section of the microwave oven is the section that fails most often so we should begin our troubling with the high-voltage components.
Published by Jerry Walch 68 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +4 votes | 2 comments
We are living in a wired world more so today than ever before and every mobile device comes with its own USB charger. All of these charger are alike in that they output 5.2 Volts DC (Direct Current) with a maximum 2000 mA load current (5.2 VDC at 2 Amperes) or 10.4 Watts. The problem with these USB chargers are that they are small and easily misplaced, or they become a tangled mess in a kitchen drawer. Newer Technology has solved that problem forever with their new, patented, Power2U AC/USB Wall...
Published by Jerry Walch 68 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +6 votes | 8 comments
One of the most basic electrical fixtures in your home is a floor or table lamp. If you ever have to rewire a broken lamp or socket, there are some important lamp socket wiring basics you need to understand to correctly connect hot and neutral wires when you replace a lamp switch and socket to keep your lamp safe. Most lamp cords and plugs have marking to identify the neutral wire. You should verify that your lamp is wired correctly especially if it is old or you purchased it second-hand.
Published by Daniel Snyder 68 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +8 votes | 1 comments
As a rule, the most difficult part of any DIY Electrical project is running the new wire. Fishing new cable through finished walls, ceilings, and floors can be a challenge even for the old pros. At best fishing wire is a laborious, time consuming activity. Over the years, the pros have learned a few new tricks that cut down on the time it takes to run new circuits in a finished room and I will share a couple of them—running your new wire behind baseboards and around door casing—in...
Published by Jerry Walch 68 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +6 votes | 3 comments
One of the most common tasks that a DIY Electrician will be called upon to perform is replacing a defective light switch. A light switch has a simple task to perform, turning one or more lights on and off, but there is nothing simple about a light switch. There are basically three types of lights switches used in the home—a single pole light switch, a 3—way light switch, and a 4—way light switch. In this article you will learn how to identify each of those switch types as we...
Published by Jerry Walch 68 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +11 votes | 10 comments
Low voltage lighting transformers have become commonplace in many of todayÂ’s homes with the increase awareness in energy efficient lighting systems and decorative accent lighting. A low voltage lighting transformer is a device that converts the standard 110V or 120V household voltage to a lower voltage such as 24V or 12V. However, like any other electrical device, problems arise that need to be corrected to restore the system to a normal working state.
Published by Daniel Snyder 69 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +11 votes | 0 comments
How to replace or install a new doorbell transformer using basic electrical skills.
Published by Daniel Snyder 70 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +10 votes | 0 comments
How to repair a damaged direct burial electrical wire with an underground splice kit.
Published by Daniel Snyder 70 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +7 votes | 1 comments
How to hard wire a dishwasher using basic electrical skills.
Published by Daniel Snyder 229 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +8 votes | 2 comments
How to install an exterior receptacle by tapping off of an existing interior receptacle.
Published by Daniel Snyder 229 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +12 votes | 3 comments
If you have a circuit breaker that continues to trip open intermittently, you may have a defective breaker in the panel, an overloaded circuit, or an intermittent short-circuit.
Published by Jerry Walch 71 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +14 votes | 7 comments
There are different sources of electricity; the two major classifications are the Renewable Source and the Non-Renewable Source.
Published by hunterfact 71 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +1 votes | 0 comments
How to replace an old fluorescent light ballast.
Published by Daniel Snyder 75 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +10 votes | 0 comments
The volt-ohm meter, also known as a multi-meter or volt-ohm-milliammeter, is a simple, inexpensive, electrical measuring instrument that almost anyone can learn to use in a few minutes.
Published by TracyAnn 77 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +2 votes | 2 comments
How to install a new 220VAC electrical circuit to an air conditioning condensing unit.
Published by Daniel Snyder 79 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +10 votes | 4 comments
How to install track lighting in your kitchen or other rooms in your home.
Published by Daniel Snyder 80 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +9 votes | 3 comments
Finding the correct circuit breaker to turn off or the right fuse to remove is a snap with the Sperry circuit breaker finder.
Published by Jerry Walch 83 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +9 votes | 3 comments
An incandescent light bulb has a life cycle of approximately 900 hours. If a bulb requires more frequent replacement, there is a problem that you need to locate and correct.
Published by Jerry Walch 84 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +14 votes | 9 comments
How to repair an extension cord plug or power cord on an appliance.
Published by Daniel Snyder 85 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +6 votes | 2 comments
How to install a timer switch for a bathroom fan or light.
Published by Daniel Snyder 85 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +8 votes | 0 comments
Sizing conventions for electrical wiring and circuit breakers.
Published by Daniel Snyder 86 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +10 votes | 0 comments
How to replace a low-voltage lighting transformer in recessed lights.
Published by Daniel Snyder 86 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +7 votes | 0 comments
How to split and extend coaxial cable for adding another television or cable modem in your home.
Published by Daniel Snyder 87 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +7 votes | 0 comments
Faulty run and start capacitors are one of the biggest cause to AC motor failure.you can test them easily with an analog multimeter.
Published by Jerry Walch 88 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +10 votes | 8 comments
How to determine and correct problems which cause breakers to trip.
Published by Daniel Snyder 92 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +6 votes | 2 comments
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