How To Check The Wiring Installations In Your House

It is advisable to check wiring installations of your home after prolonged use. Periodic checks ensures that the wires are in good condition and all terminal connections are tightly screwed on. This will prevent undue short circuit and electrical overloads. With a well maintained wiring installation in your home, you can save on your electrical…

Faulty Electrical Circuit

Assuming that you have done all the 3 basic steps when checking for a faulty light and you fail to repair that light because there is no electricity supply going to the light itself. You should have confirmed this with your test pen. There is a high possibility that you might have a faulty electrical circuit. Let’s discuss what else could be…

Why the ceiling fan slows down.

The normal ceiling fan in our homes, like any electrical item that moves, is driven by a motor. I will not confuse you with the theoretical explanation of how an electrical motor works, but as in most electrical motors, they need a capacitor to kick start the motor. Again, I won’t bore you with how the…

Lightning Arrestors

What are lightning arrestors? As the name implies, a lightning arrestor is a device to arrest lightning. It is general knowledge that lightnings are dangerous. It can cause material and physical harm and in extreme cases, lives can be lost. There are places which are prone to lightning strikes and if you are staying in such places, it…

How to Calculate your Monthly Electrical Cost.

If your Electrical Bill is running sky high monthly, knowing how they add up might give you a rough idea on where you can save up. In this respect it is good to know how to calculate monthly Electrical cost. In every household, the biggest culprits that can send your Bill sky rocking are: The Air-Condition…

How To Troubleshoot Faulty Fluorescent Light

Fluorescent lights on the whole have a long life span. The light consist of 3 major components which makes the light work namely, the Fluorescent tube, The Ballast and The starter. If a fluorescent light starts giving trouble, these 3 components are the main culprits. So to troubleshoot faulty fluorescent light, start with these 3…

How to calculate the amperage of an electrical appliance.

Most electrical appliances manufacturers don’t state the amperage of an electrical appliance on their products as I think they are not required by law to do so. However, they are required to state the voltage and  wattage. That being said, knowing the value of the voltage and the wattage, you can easily calculate amperage. Voltage…

Why The Fluorescent Light Starter Flickers Wildly

An important part of the household fluorescent light is the starter. It is the small cylindrical cartridge like item you see sticking out from the side of a fluorescent light casing. When you switch on the light, you will notice the starter flickering a few times before the fluorescent light tube lights up. Problem starts…

How to replace and terminate a two gang switch

A two gang switch in my shop broke, so I might as well take this opportunity to show you guys how to replace a simple 2 gang switch. First of all, SWITCH OFF THE MAINS! Get ready a 2 gang switch and a small screwdriver of a test pen. The broken 2 gang switch.   Loosen the 2…

How to isolate a Faulty Switch Socket

Sometimes in the middle of the night or maybe out of the blue, you get a total blackout in your house. If yours is the only house affected, then you can be pretty sure that there is a short circuit somewhere in your electrical system. That doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole day or whole night in the dark. You can…