Troubleshooting

Top 5 Multimeters for Electricians: Pros and Cons (2023)

Choosing the best multimeter for your electrical work can be a challenging task. To help you make an informed decision, we have reviewed the top...

Voltage Drop Calculator and Formulas Explained

Voltage drop is a phenomenon that occurs when electric current flows through a conductor, such as a wire or circuit component. It is a measure...

Circuit Breaker Basics: Testing, Types and Ratings

Circuit Breakers A circuit breaker is a mechanical switch that activates automatically to guard a circuit against harm brought on by shorts or overcurrent. Upon...

How To Test A Motor With A Megohmmeter

What Is a Megohmmeter An electrical testing device called a Megohmmeter, or Megger as it is more frequently known is made to measure extraordinarily high...

Fluorescent Ballasts: What They Do and How

Fluorescent Ballasts The ballast is a device that limits the amount of current flowing through the fluorescent bulb and produces an instantaneous high voltage. It...

Electrical Resistance: How It Works

What is Resistance? Resistance, also referred to as electrical resistance or ohmic resistance, is a unit of measurement for the force opposing current flow in...

Brake Rectifiers and Reactors Explained

Brake Control Rectifier¬†/ Reactor Brake rectifiers or “Brake control rectifiers” convert AC voltage to DC voltage. Rectifiers are employed because most applications need AC energy...

Types of Fuses

Types of Fuses: A Deep Dive Fuses are the safety mechanisms that are used to protect electronics from damage caused by high voltage spikes, shorts,...

How to Test a Capacitor

How To Test A Capacitor Capacitors are used in the storage of electricity. In contrast to the usefulness of resistors, capacitors do not dissipate energy...

Understanding Open Neutrals

What causes an open neutral? An open neutral is a condition where the electrical current passing through the neutral wire is not balanced. This can...

How to Identify a Motor in a Circuit

Identifying Motors In A Circuit While the specific design of a motor will vary depending on its intended use, there are some general characteristics that...

Troubleshooting Rectifiers: Intro to Circuits and Diodes

Intro to Rectifiers and Diodes The key to troubleshooting rectifiers is to understand what a rectifier is and how it works. A rectifier is an...

How to Fix Light Switch and Outlet Issues

If you’re like most people, you rely on your home’s electrical system every day without even thinking about it. But when something goes wrong with...

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