This is my, no-doubt, my most asked for topic to do an episode. “Do an episode on bending conduit” they say….”It’ll be fun” they say… Well my friends, strap in, here we go….
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In my house we have an issue with some people leaving lights on, specifically in the garage. After hounding on the issue, I decided to get a cheap occupancy sensor and install it in the garage to take care of the problem.
In this episode I talk about the various fault detecting devices on the market in use in most modern residences. Cheifly Arc Fault and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.
Electrical power is often expressed in two units, Watts and VA. Wattage and Volt-Amps rather, get misused because many people do not understand the differences in them and when they should be used. In this episode I break down the differences in the two terms and how they relate to one-another in the electrical industry.
A lot of green apprentice electricians ask about how panels work, and more specifically what the roll of the circuit breaker is. Some guys think that breakers “put out” electricity, or that they “send” a certain amount of amperage to a load from the panel. This is not how it works.