Install Christmas Lights Safely

Come every Christmas, most household will have hell of a time sorting out their Christmas lights that they have stashed away for the past one year. A common sense tip is when you dismantle your Christmas lights this year, do make sure you roll it up neatly so it does not get tangled up. Once…

Why Switch Sockets And Plug Tops Melts

Many of you would have seen cases where the switch sockets or the plug tops melts like as though it has been burnt or roasted over a fire. Coincidentally. the melted parts are always the right terminal, be it the switch socket or the plug top. There is a logical reason for this to happen…

What Causes The Electrical Circuit Breaker To Trip.

The circuit breaker in our homes are designed to give us protection against 3 things, but this protective equipment has almost always been overlooked and taken for granted. 90% of house owners never bother to check if their circuit breaker is in good working condition regularly. Even when the breaker has tripped, most will just switch it back without bothering to find out…

How to use a test pen to test for Electricity Supply

I think everyone should keep a test pen in the house. It’s a very handy tool which you can use to screw small items like your light covers or make small connections like the ones in your switches. Most convenient of all, you can use it to check if electrical supply is present on various electrical items in your house.   The Right…

Where To Check If Your Light Is Not Lighting Up

Follow this simple tips to repair lights when your a light in your house does not light up . The most obvious thing anyone would do is to replace the light bulb. Most of the time, this will take care of the problem, The most common cause is a fused light bulb, but what if…

3 Phase Wiring Power Distribution

In layman terms, 3 phase wiring distribution is simply distributing power supply with 3 live incoming supply instead of the single phase which uses only one power supply line. In a normal domestic environment where 3 phase equipment are rarely used, the extra 2 live supplies ensures that the user do not overload the permitted…

Wiring Up A Two Gang Switch

To install the wrings of any switches, be it a one gang or a two gang switch, we have to understand first how a electrical circuit works. The electrical current we use in our house is called alternating current or AC. This means the current flows continuously alternating from point A to point B in…

Three Phase Electrical Supply For The House

Three Phase Electrical Supply is becoming very popular in modern homes. People have progressed significantly and with the improved lifestyle, a modern home will have many extra electrical items that are more energy consuming. In order to have sufficient electrical supply to feed all these power hungry electrical gadgets, a single phase supply can no…