## TOOL REVIEW – RYOBI ONE+ Soldering Station

When this thing showed up I was blown away. I’ve soldered with a standard soldering iron before, but I’ve never seen a battery-powered soldering station before. Let’s crack it open and see how it does. Read More

## TOOL REVIEW – Dewalt 1-1/2 Inch Stud Finder

Stud-finders are always great tools to have in an electrician’s arsenal. A lot of them will lie to you if you’re not familiar with how they work. Let’s test out this DeWalt 1 1/2” Read More

## TOOL REVIEW – Dewalt 4LB FG Engineer Hammer

I was sent this DeWalt 4-lb mini-sledge hammer to test out, and as an electrician I’m no stranger to a sledge hammer. This thing is pretty small, so I have my doubts about it working for my type of use, but lets see how it holds up. Read More

## Episode 39 – Using Ohm’s Law In The Field – ELECTRICIAN MATH REAL WORLD EXAMPLES

Doing math, for many people, is one of the things that holds them back from advancing in their career as an electrician.  “I’m just not good at math,” I often hear.  Knowing how to apply Ohm’s Law calculations in the field is crucial for your ability to think critically, on the fly, about what may be happening in a circuit - and electrician math is really not that scary.  Let’s dive in. Read More

## Episode 33 – Contactors – TYPES AND HOW THEY WORK

Contactors are heavy-duty electromagnetic switches that are normally used in controlling large lighting loads and motors. They operate similar to relays, but often times deal with more voltage, higher amperage, and have more input and output options. Read More

## Episode 32 – Color Temperature – WHAT ARE KELVINS? 2700K, 3000K, 5000K

The Kelvin Scale is used to talk about color of objects at certain temperatures, whereas other temperature scales deal with actual heat or thermal temperature. Kelvin is used in lighting especially for that reason, to talk about the color of light emission. Read More

## Episode 31 – Control Relays – HOW THEY WORK & WHAT THEY’RE FOR

A relay is a type of electromagnetic switch, similar to a contactor, that can be controlled remotely with electricity, rather than needing manual input as a standard switch would. Read More