MY AZ ELECTRICIAN BLOG

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Electric Vehicle Charging

All Electric Vehicles come with a means to be connected to the power grid. The charging station that converts AC house current into DC electricity is built into the vehicle. Most models include a basic 110-volt charging unit that plugs into a standard electric outlet via a conventional three-prong plug. This is called Level 1…

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3 Phase vs. Single Phase Power

  Single Phase power is a two wire Alternating Current (AC) power circuit.  Most people use it every day because it’s the most common household power circuit and powers their lights, televisions and some appliances.  Typically there is one power wire and one neutral wire, and power flows between the power wire (through the load)…

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The Scorching Arizona Summer

Because of the warmer weather in the summer, the overall energy usage rises. Electricity demands increase drastically during the scorching Arizona summer. You can save energy by keeping window blinds, shutters or drapes closed during the daytime. Operating a refrigerator in a hot garage can cost you up to $15-$20 in electricity per month. Replacing…

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Energy From Wind

Wind energy refers to the process of capturing kinetic energy using the winds that occur naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. For centuries, windmills usually were used to mill grain and  pump water. The use of windmills was increasingly widespread from the 12th century until the early 19th century. Today’s modern wind turbines only produce electrical…

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Nikola Tesla Was an Inventor and Futurist

Nikola Tesla was an inventor and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Tesla tried to put his inventions to practical use in his Wardenclyffe Tower project, an intercontinental wireless communication and power transmitter. Tesla’s intention was to develop a system that…

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Electricity From Water

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower. Hydropower has been used since ancient times to grind flour and perform other tasks. Hydro-electric power became an electricity source in the late 19th century. Hydro-electric power plants are usually located in dams that impound rivers. In 1882, the world’s first hydro-electric power plant began operating in the United…