Important Guidelines for Copper and Aluminum Electrical Wiring: I am re-wiring my house to change aluminum wire to copper wire.
Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements – The size of the circuit breaker is always determined by the electrical appliance as long as the circuit breaker size will not be greater than the capacity of the circuit wiring for that specific circuit.
How to Avoid Mistakes when Installing Basement Electrical Wiring for Lighting and Outlets: There is no benefit from increasing the wire size, in fact #12 is harder to work with especially when installing switches that are rated for 15 amps.
How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Strips – II recommend a good quality UL approved outlet strip that has a built in circuit breaker, typically a round button type that can be reset.
How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity
How to Adapt a Dryer Circuit for a 240 Volt Log Splitter – To use the dryer circuit and provide GFCI protection to the extension cord here would be one solution, the following materials would be needed.
Understanding the Circuit Capacity of an Electrical Panel: Typically adding a 20 amp circuit to a 200 amp panel is rarely an issue and the actual load that will be placed on the 20 amp circuit may not actually be 20 amps, 20 amps is the rating for the circuit.
The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker – The purpose of a fuse or circuit breaker is to protect the electrical circuit wiring and components against overheating and electrical short or fault. Circuit protection with a fuse or breaker is accomplished by specific sizing for the specific circuit and wiring type that is installed.
How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size
Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights – In new construction the wire size for is determined by the…
How to Determine the Circuit Size for a Lighting by Calculating the Total Electrical Load…
WARNING – Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard Due to Overloading Aluminum Wire or Cable
July 10, 2012 by Dave Rongey
Filed under 220 Volt Wiring, Air Compressor, Electrical Troubleshooting
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