Electrical Tools & Supplies

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Multimeter Basics

From checking batteries and circuits to troubleshooting appliance repair, any DIYer can benefit from having a multimeter around.

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Take the time to work through these instructions, and installing your ceiling fan will be a breeze.

Testing and Replacing a Cartridge Fuse

A cartridge fuse is an important component of your electrical system.

Conduit Sizes 101

Conduits protect the conductors inside them from various environmental factors.

How to Install a Double Pole Circuit Breaker

Some appliances need a designated circuit, called a 240-volt, or double circuit breaker.

How to Use a Sling Psychrometer

The sling psychrometer is used to measure relative humidity.

How to Fix an Electrical Ground Wire

An electrical ground wire could be the most important aspect of your home wiring.

Ceramic Fuse vs Glass Fuse

Glass and ceramic fuses have different pros and cons.

How to Cut Flexible Metal Conduit

If your vice has a slot in the center, align your cut mark on the conduit with the slot.

7 Sizes of Heat Shrink Tubing

The tubing size should be larger than the wire and a shrink size less than the wire.

Continuity Tester vs Voltage Tester

Should you be using a continuity tester or a voltage tester?

Installing Wires: Is Conduit Necessary?

Electrical conduit protects and routes electrical wiring.

Troubleshooting Magnetic Contactor Problems

Electricity travels in circuits, and in the heart of those circuits are magnetic contactors.

How to Test a Magnetic Contactor

A magnetic contactor produces power to electric motors.

5 Uses for Miniature Circuit Breakers

A miniature circuit breaker is used in new constructions.

3 Types of Copper Grounding Wire Explained

Ground copper wire is commonly found in electrical components.

When to Use Flexible Metal Conduits

Electrical conduit protects and routes electrical wiring.

How to Test and Replace a Microwave Ceramic Fuse

Ceramic fuses are among the most commonly used fuses in household electrical appliances.

How to Use a Network Cable Tester

A network cable tester calculates how well your high-speed network cables are performing.

Slow-Blow Fuse vs Fast-Blow Fuse

Knowing the difference between slow-blow and fast-blow fuses not only can prevent electric shortages in your home, but also can prevent serious injury from electrocution. This guide will help you understand the difference between the two types, when to use them, and what to do if you're still unsure (i.e. ask a professional).

How to Use a Clamp Meter

Unlike a multi-meter, a clamp meter can read electrical current without being connected to a circuit, making it a particularly useful home improvement tool when doing electrical work. Before using your clamp meter for the first time, read the following instructions to learn the tips and tricks of getting a proper reading.

Knowing When to Use a Time Delay Fuse

Learn why you should invest in a time delay fuse.

How to Use a Voltage Tester

A voltage tester is only a handy tool if you know what you can do with it.

How to Install an Hour Meter

While you don't need an hour meter in your boat, one of these devices is a helpful addition that can be installed in just a few steps.

How to Install a Ground Rod

A ground rod is a handy tool to install to prevent the risk of electrical fires in your home.

How to Test Ground Rod Resistance

Ground rods dissipate the current that is recovered in any faulty electrical circuit near your house, so it's important to check your rod's resistance.

Heating Your Heat Shrink Tubing

Find a heat source and start shrinking things.

How to Replace a Circuit Breaker Fuse

When a fuse in your breaker box goes bad, it can mess with your circuits and be a safety hazard. Change a bad fuse easily!

3 Advantages of a Series Circuit

Come to better understand your circuit types so you can decide if having a series circuit instead of a parallel circuit is all that bad.

Understanding Different Types of Wires and Cables

Don't just use your electricity. Understand it, starting with the wiring and cables commonly used around your home.

How to Test a Thermal Fuse

Follow these steps to test a thermal fuse.

How to Install a Thin Wall Electrical Conduit

An electrical conduit is designed to give the electrical cables in your walls some protection. EMT or

4 Types of Electrical Receptacles Explained

There are many different types of electrical receptacles, and it's important to know the difference between

4 Types of Flexible Electrical Conduit Explained

Flexible electrical conduit is much easier to work with than rigid metal or plastic conduit. This is

Troubleshooting Common Ground Fault Receptacle Problems

A ground fault receptacle is a special type of electrical outlet which has a built in circuit breaker.

4 Different Uses for Split Bolts

Split bolts are bolts that have a split between the head of the bolt and the end. They are designed to

4 Different Types of Flexible Conduits Explained

Flexible conduits play a major role when it comes to the efficient and safe wiring of an electrical system.

How to Bend a Plastic Electrical Conduit

Plastic electrical conduit is piping that covers wires as they run from one point to another. The plastic

Line Conditioners vs. Surge Protectors

Protecting your equipment from high power surges can be done using either line conditioners, or surge

How to Make Your Own Tone Generator

A tone generator is known by several names including function generator, signal generator, frequency

How to Calibrate a Sound Level Meter

Now that you have your sound level meter, you are ready to take some measurements. However, before you

How to Use a Wire Tracer

A wire tracer is used to identify wires and cables especially when these are set up in a group or there