Archives for March 2007

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 […]

How to determine which part of the florescent light is at fault.

In my previous post, I showed the way to hook up a simple fluorescent light. That’s good for a new light. What if you have an existing fluorescent light that refuse to light up? It’s very easy to detect the faulty part. Is the florescent tube blinking or flickering? If it is, there is a […]

How to replace and terminate a two gang switch

A 2 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! The broken 2 gang switch. Loosen the 2 screws that holds the switch to it’s base. Make a note of […]

How to wire up a Simple Fluorescent Light

These days when we buy a set of florescent light, all the internal wirings have been nicely wired up for us. All we have to do is to snap in the required parts and we will get a working fluorescent light. To the technically inclined, this will not be a problem, for the less inclined, […]