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How To Check If A Fuse Is Okay

Fuses, basically is a small piece of wire encased in a ceramic cartridge for safety purpose. The main player in any fuse is the piece of wire which allows electricity to pass through. It has be be correctly calibrated to withstand the power consumption of the electrical gadget that it is protecting. The amperage of […]

How To – The Correct Way To Install Wires For 3 Pin Plug Top

Most of us knows how to install the wires for a 13 amp 3 pin plug. Afterall, there are only 3 wires involved so how complicated can that be. However, simple as it seems, there are still many who do not have a hint on how to install the wires to a 3 pin plug […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Is The Fluorescent Lights Ballast So Hot

A factor that worries many users of fluorescent lights is the ballast getting very hot after a few minutes of use. The temperature of the ballast can reach a level so hot that you cannot even touch it with your naked hands. Thus, lots of house owners worry that the heat generated from the fluorescent […]

What Is The Difference Between A Two Gang Switch And A Two Way Switch

Many will not know this, but there is a difference between a two gang switch and a two way switch. Both might look somewhat similar, but a two gang switch operates differently from a 2 way switch. In most household, what we have are normally “gang” switches and not “way” switches. In short, a “gang” […]

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 […]

Wiring diagram of a simple Fluorescent light

We can wire up a simple fluorescent light all by ourselves without the need to buy the whole set which comes with some dull metal casings that we see in most homes. You can buy all the parts individually from most electrical shops. This is especially useful for aquarium covers where you can’t accommodate the […]