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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Electrical Service Panels

Everywhere you look, electricity is connected to something. It may be the service line feeding your home or business, outlets feeding devices, or switches that control the lighting. The electrical service panel (or breaker box as it often called) is the most vital part of your electrical system.  The electrical service panel is used to…

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Power Outlet Safety

Practice safety with all power outlets. Notice any outlets where plugs only fit in loosely. These can overheat and cause fires. There are several products you can purchase which dramatically increase protection against dangerous electrical currents. One of the most effective protections against electrocution is the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). These outlets measure changes…

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Always Hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor

There are some very good reasons to use a licensed electrical contractor, even if you think you can save a few dollars by accepting an unlicensed electrical contractor’s offer. Using a licensed electrical contractor offers protection to the homeowner as they can be assured the contractor knows their trade, and has been tested and certified…

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