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Why a Rechargeable Battery becomes Bloated

A rechargeable battery gets bloated when the shell breaks.

Removing C Battery Corosion from Contact Points

Batteries can leak and cause the contacts to corrode.

How to Test an Electrical Relay

You can identify your electrical problems with a tester.

Circuit Breaker Basics

A breaker is an automatic switch in an electric panel.

Can AAA Batteries Be Used in Place of AA Batteries?

When you run out of AA batteries, convert a AAA to do the job.

How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

A circuit breaker acts to protect the electrical circuit if it overloads or short-circuits.

How to Make a Magnetic Coil

You can create your own magnetic coil with objects you likely already have around the house.

Calculating a Circuit Breaker Load

It is vital that you are aware of your circuit breaker load limits for optimal performance and avoiding power outages.

What Does Battery Acid Look Like?

Battery acid is generally made of a lead composition.

Risks of Intermixing Different Metals on Splicing Connectors

Splicing connectors act as an electrical conductor.

How to Install a New Electric Meter Box

The electric meter measures the amount of electricity that is used by your home.

What to Do When Your Electric Breaker Panel Pops and Sizzles

When your circuit panel emits a popping sound or smoke, it's time to investigate the problem

5 Different Circuit Breaker Types

The circuit breaker comes in a wide range of sizes.

What is Inside a D Battery?

One of the most common types of alkaline batteries is a D battery. So what makes them work?

4 Best Battery Charging Techniques

To get the best lifespan out of your batteries, you should be familiar with these four types of charging techniques.

How to Test a GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are ground fault circuit interrupt outlets.

How to Install an Underground Conduit

Running your conduit underground protects your wires and allows you to run electricity to outbuildings.

How to Install a Generator Voltage Regulator

A generator voltage regulator maintains a constant voltage within a generator.

How to Install an Electrical Junction Box

An electrical junction box is a safety box used to cover wires that have been joined in a single electrical

How Much Current Can a D Battery Supply?

A battery is a device that generates electrical energy.

Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

You must adhere to state and national requirements for wiring a hot tub.

How to Design an Electrical Panel Board

There are myriad considerations when planning a circuit breaker box.

8 Advantages of a Dual DC Power Supply

Some benefits of dual DC power are consistent power and component safety.

Alternative Ways to Charge AAA Batteries

The most common way to charge your lifeless AAA batteries is to purchase an AAA battery charger.

How Long Should You Charge AA Batteries?

Users of battery-operated devices are increasingly opting for rechargeable AA batteries for obvious reasons.

What Happens if You Swallow AAA Batteries?

AAA batteries are just small enough for children, and for some adventurous adults, to swallow.

Consequences of Charging a Non-Rechargeable Battery

You should never attempt to charge a battery unless you are absolutely certain that it is a rechargeable battery.

How to Install a Portable Generator Transfer Switch

A portable generator allows you to have power during outages.

What makes Battery Voltage Drop?

Knowing what the possible causes are can help you to fix the problem both quickly and effectively.

NiCd Battery: Advantages and Disadvantages

The nickel-cadmium battery uses nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium as electrodes.

Figuring Out Why Your Battery Won't Charge

Some battery issues are preventable.

How to Ground a Portable Generator

Everyone knows just how bad it can be if you lose your power for one reason or another, and a portable

What to Do When AAA Batteries Leak

AAA batteries are used for everything from remote controls to cameras.

Troubleshoot a Broken Battery Charger

If your battery will not take a charge, it may be because your charger is not working. When you have

How to Replace an Electrical Breaker Panel

You don't need to hire a professional electrician to replace your breaker box panel. All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

6 Types of Electrical Conduits

An electrical conduit is a piping system that is used to carry electrical wiring for either power or communication.

Troubleshooting 3 Common GFCI Outlet Problems

If you're noticing your GFCI outlet tripping more frequently, it could be one of three common problems. Check it out to avoid further problems.

Make a 12V Battery Pack With AA Batteries

Be prepared with your own DIY 12V battery pack.

How to Test a Battery Charger

Find out quickly whether or not your battery charger is working.