Electric Power

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What Breaker Types Can You Use With a Sylvania Panel?

Working with outdated parts can be risky.

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Hot and Ground Suddenly Reversed

Here's how to troubleshoot this outlet surprise.

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How to Test a Battery Charger

Find out quickly whether it's working or not.

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6 Home Wind Turbines You Can Buy Right Now

A simple system can help roll back your power meter.

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What is Community Solar?

These neighborhoods share power from the sun.

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3 Advantages of Installing a GFCI Outlet

A GFCI outlet is necessary when electrical outlets are positioned close to water.

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How to Wire a Solenoid Valve

There is not just one solenoid valve out there. There are a variety of valves.

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Choosing the Best Generator for Your Home and Family

Everyone hates the moment when we wish we had been prepared.

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How to Protect Outdoor Electrical Conduits

A project that requires outside power needs protection from the outdoor elements.

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8 Advantages of a Dual DC Power Supply

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

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How to Test an Electrical Relay

You can identify your electrical problems with a tester.

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6 Signs of Overloading on Your Electric Breaker Panel

Electrical fires are very common, so watch for the signs.

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How to Add Electrical Wiring to an Outdoor Shed

It's likely to require some drilling and digging.

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How to Fix a Broken Portable Generator

A portable generator can be an excellent back-up in the event of a power outage.

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How Electric Meters Work

Have you ever wondered how electric meters work?

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How to Wire a 3V Lithium Battery to a Circuit

Many portable electronic devices are powered by a lithium battery.

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How to Clean Battery Acid Out of a Charger

When a battery leaks inside a charger (or any other electronic device) it can be pretty scary.

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5 Benefits Of Using Natural Gas Generators

Natural gas generators are fueled by natural gas to produce electricity for the household.

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How to Layout an EMT Electrical Conduit

The term conduit is frequently used to describe any system containing electrical conductors.

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What is Inside a D Battery?

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

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How to Install an Underground Conduit

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

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How to Make a DC Battery Charger

Invert the power to make DC work for you.

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How to Reduce the Noise of a Portable Generator

Is the sound worth the convenience?

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4 Ways of Bending Conduit

Electrical conduit is used to make routing cables around a room much easier.

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How to Determine Your Circuit Breaker Panel Capacity

There are four ways to determine the capacity of your home's circuit breaker panel.

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How to Connect Solar Power to Your Home Electricity

Start rolling your electric meter back.

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Troubleshoot a Broken Battery Charger

Battery won't charge? You might be able to fix that.

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How to Check a Circuit Breaker

In most homes, all power runs through these panels.

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How to Convert a AA Battery to a C or D

It is quite easy to convert an "AA" battery.

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How Long Should You Charge AA Batteries?

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

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4 Common Solenoid Valve Problems

Learn about the most common things that can go wrong with solenoid valves.

A GFCI outlet.
How to Test a GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are ground fault circuit interrupt outlets.

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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.

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How to Replace an Electrical Breaker Panel

The steps to upgrading your electrical entrance panel.

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How to Run LED Lights From a 12v Battery

It doesn't take much to run LED lights. Try wiring a 12 volt battery to it instead.

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How to Find a Doorbell Breaker

It's pretty simple if you know where to look.

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How to Install Electrical for an Outdoor Kitchen

Electricity is important if you plan on equipping your outdoor kitchen with small appliances or light fixtures. While electrical work can seem daunting at first, you can provide power to an outdoor space with a little bit of time and effort. Here are a few steps on how to install electrical for an outdoor

A man inspects a circuit breaker.
5 Different Circuit Breaker Types

The circuit breaker comes in a wide range of sizes.

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Why Would Cold Temperatures Kill a Battery?

Chilly months can cause problems with starting cars.

A portable generator with a cord coming out the front.
How to Install a Portable Generator Transfer Switch

A portable generator can help you keep power during outages.

Three green terminal blocks against a white background.
How to Properly Use a Terminal Block

Learn more about what kind of terminal block you might need.

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How to Install an Electrical Junction Box

This safety box is used to cover wires

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How to Make a Magnetic Coil

You can create your own magnetic coil!

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How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

A circuit breaker acts to protect the electrical circuit.