Electric Power

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How to Install a Portable Generator Transfer Switch

A portable generator can help you keep power during outages.

Why Would Cold Temperatures Kill a Battery?

Chilly months can cause problems with starting cars.

Hot Topics: Wiring Mysteries Behind the Wall

A new weekly column goes inside the forums to see what's got DIYers talking.

How to Test a GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are ground fault circuit interrupt outlets.

How to Install an Electrical Junction Box

This safety box is used to cover wires

How to Make a Magnetic Coil

You can create your own magnetic coil!

How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

A circuit breaker acts to protect the electrical circuit.

How to Ground a Portable Generator

A portable generator can really save the day.

4 Steps to Revive a Dead Rechargeable Battery

Dead rechargeable batteries can live a second life.

How Many Watts are in AAA Batteries?

AAA batteries can be measured using voltage.

What Does Battery Acid Look Like?

Battery acid is generally made of a lead composition.

Circuit Breaker Basics

A breaker is an automatic switch in an electric panel.

5 Different Circuit Breaker Types

The circuit breaker comes in a wide range of sizes.

4 Best Battery Charging Techniques

Check out these four types of charging techniques.

Calculating a Circuit Breaker Load

It's vital to be aware of a circuit breaker's load limits.

How to Design an Electrical Panel Board

Keep these materials handy before designing the panel.

How to Install a Generator Voltage Regulator

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

What makes Battery Voltage Drop?

Knowing the possible causes can help fix the problem.

How to Use a 6V Battery Charger to Electrify a Fence

Follow these steps for a battery charger electrified fence.

Alkaline Batteries: Advantages and Disadvantages

There are a few advantages and disadvantages to know about.

Alternative Ways to Charge AAA Batteries

The most common way is to purchase an AAA battery charger.

How Much Current Can a D Battery Supply?

A battery is a device that generates electrical energy.

How to Install a New Electric Meter Box

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

NiCd Battery: Advantages and Disadvantages

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

What to Look for in Residential Solar Energy Kits

Residential solar energy kits are becoming a popular way for homeowners to utilize solar power, cut energy

Signs of Overloading on Your Electric Breaker Panel

Every year scores of people are injured in and around their homes by unsafe conditions that result from

How to Wire a Power Inverter

A power inverter is simply an electrical device that converts direct current, or DC, to alternating current,

Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

You must adhere to state and national requirements.

How to Test a Battery Charger

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

What to Do When AAA Batteries Leak

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

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.

How to Reduce the Noise of a Portable Generator

A portable generator is a useful device to have, but is the noise worth the convenience?

How to Properly Use a Terminal Block

Learn more about what kind of terminal block you might want and how to set it up.

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.

Figuring Out Why Your Battery Won't Charge

Some battery issues are preventable.

Make a 12V Battery Pack With AA Batteries

Be prepared with your own DIY 12V battery pack.

How to Install an Underground Conduit

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

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 Long Should You Charge AA Batteries?

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

5 Different Types of Solenoid Valves Explained

What kind of solenoid valve do you need?

6 Types of Electrical Conduits

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