Electrical Industrial Services and Maintenance

Always hire the services of professional

Never try to fix damaged wires on your own. It is better to hire the services of a licensed and insured electrician for the job. They have the equipment required to detect problems in your power supply and fix them. Improper voltage is another reason due to which short circuits take place. Many of us never bother to see the voltage requirement of electrical appliances we purchase, typically while shopping in a country where 110 volts is the norm. If you try to use such an equipment on a 22 volts line, the equipment will explode. However, this does not mean that you cannot use the equipment. You can use a current transformer for running that equipment.

More information on current transformer

The current transformer converts the input voltage to a different output voltage, allowing you to run gadgets rated at 110 volts AC (alternating current) on a 220 volts AC supply. The transformer contains a coil containing with copper wire wound over it. By the way, the charger you use for charging your mobile phone is another example of a current transformer. However, in this case, it converts the input 220 volts AC current to 12 volt DC (direct current).

It is strange to see people invest lots of money on furnishing their home and office, but hardly paying any attention to the power line that supplies them current required for powering their devices such as refrigerators, TVs, microwaves, computers, printers, fax machines, and a lot more. Faulty electrical lines are the principal cause that leads to the majority of fires in offices and residences. Hardly a day passes by without news in the papers about a fire breaking out due to an overloaded circuit. If this is not enough, certain people believe that 220 Volts, used in the United Kingdom, is more dangerous than 220 Volts, used in many other countries.

The danger lies in the wattage of the power supply. You can prevent such an event from taking place by installing a set of miniature circuit breakers between your power supply and the power socket. In such a case, the circuit breaker trips, and stops supplying power to the power outlet connected to it if the gadget connected to the power socket tries to draw more wattage than it should. This prevents wires from burning due to overload and prevents a fire breaking out in your home or workplace.