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What to Look for in a Power Drill

Electrical Supply: Power Drills — What to Look for in a Power Drill A power drill can help you seamlessly complete a project. Here is an overview of the types of power drills available, and the features they can offer.   Types of Power Drills Pistol Grip: This the most common type of corded drill. It comes with a standard ‘pistol grip’ handle and many attachments, making it quite versatile. Bits and attachments are usually available that can turn it into an orbital sander, a small hand saw or a boring device. Hammer Drill: Also called masonry drills, these are

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Electrical Supply: What is a Molded Case Circuit Breaker

Molded case circuit breaker is a protective device that used when load currents exceed the capabilities of miniature circuit breakers. It can also be used in applications of current ratings that require adjustable trip setting that is not available in plug-in circuit breakers or miniature circuit breakers. This article will serve to familiarize you with the functions of a molded case circuit breaker and things you should know if you are using one in your electrical application. What is a Molded Case Circuit Breaker and What Does it Do? Molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) offers electrical protection for a wide

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How Do Carbon Monoxide Detectors Work?

Carbon monoxide detectors are very valuable for ensuring the safety of your home and family. Odorless and colorless, it is very difficult to tell when carbon monoxide is present. However, this deadly gas can find its way through your home through a number of seemingly harmless sources. When it does, it can cause unconsciousness within minutes, not to mention permanent damage. Find out more about carbon monoxide and the potential harm is can cause as well as what you can do to prevent poisoning with a carbon monoxide detector. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless

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How To Improve your Home Electrical Wiring

You probably don’t think much about your home electrical wiring until something goes wrong. Lights may flicker, fuses may trip outlets may spark…or maybe you are just dealing with an older system or need more power for an increasing number of appliances and devices. Rewiring your home can be a big job, but it is often necessary and it can increase the value of your home. Here are some helpful hints and how to improve your home electrical wiring. Is Your Home Electrical Wiring Unsafe? There are times when it is necessary to replace your home electrical wiring due to

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Common Electrical Wiring Mistakes to Avoid

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s recent statistics, electrical fires accounted for 6.3% (nearly 24,000) of all residential fires. One of the leading causes of these fires is faulty wiring, meaning some of these fires might have been caused by preventable electrical wiring mistakes. Outdated wiring may not have the capacity to handle the increased number of electrical appliances and devices in today’s average home. Although breakers should be triggered when an overload occurs, there is a possibility that there are worn connectors which no longer function, greatly increasing the risk of an electrical fire. Here are some common electrical

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How To Appropriately Clean Electronic Devices

Cleaning electronics is an important part of maintenance. Not only does it help them to function properly, it also controls the spread of germs that cause serious illnesses. Fun fact: your electronic devices can harbor anything from strep and Staphylococcus to cold and flu bacteria, MRSA, norovirus, and even fecal matter. They may even be worse than a public restroom! Let’s take a look at the proper ways on how to appropriately clean electronic devices. How to Clean Electronic Devices Normal and Touch Screens Both normal and touch screens from televisions, tablets, mobile phones and laptops are so sensitive. Clean

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Electrical Supply: What are Disconnect Switches?

Everyone is aware of the potential dangers of working with electricity. That is why there are many safety devices on the market that help with the safe operation of electrical equipment. Among these are disconnect switches. These work by rapidly disconnecting circuits from power supplies in the case of an emergency. Disconnect switches work in conjunction with circuit breakers that interrupt the flow of electricity along a circuit when the current exceeds the circuit’s capacity. Disconnect switches can work with AC or DC systems and are also available for single-phase and three-phase power. Applications for Disconnect Switches Disconnect switches are

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