This all-in-color book-packed with charts, diagrams, and photos-gives you a thorough yet amazingly easy-to-understand overview of basic home electricity. You'll take command of everyday glitches from blown fuses to over-loaded circuitry and work with wire, cable, and conduit. Do emergency repairs, test switches and receptacles, add outlets, run cable, and much more.Circuit breakers have replaced fuses as the primary means of providing over- current protection in modern homes. The big advantage they provide over a standard fuse is that they can be reset (see page 69) once theya#39;ve aquot;trippedaquot; a standard ... Circuit breakers are rated to handle 120-volt, 240-volt, or both 120- volt and 240-volt circuits and to provide current protection ... Breakers rated 40 ( left) to 50 amps typically protect electric ranges; and breakers above 60 amps, like the 100-ampanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2003-07-01|