Electrician Career Paths Explained: Make your Choice Now

Maybe you want to learn electrical work but don’t know the trade to pick. Choosing electrician career paths is always confusing, mostly for newbies. But as an expert in electrical installations, I will make sure I guide you into choosing the best electrical trade. Becoming an electrician requires a diploma qualification or its equivalent, and … Read more

Commercial Electrical Services and Their Job Opportunities

In electrical work, we have so many career paths. They include commercial electrical, industrial electrical, residential electrical, and other electrical trades you can learn, but in this article, we will focus on commercial electrical. A commercial electrician is a trained and certified person who specializes in electrical repair, wiring, and troubleshooting in commercial buildings. Unlike … Read more

Power tools and How to Use Them

As a craftworker, be it an electrician, masonry, carpenter, or trimmers, there are some basic electrical tools that can help you do better work within the shortest time. These tools are called power tools. A power tool is a tool that works with an external power source other than our hand or body. Unlike normal … Read more

Electrical Tools, Uses and How to Maintain Them.

Just like other trades, electrical work requires tools. Electrical tools include devices electricians use during installations and repairs. These include screwdrivers, wire testers, hammers, multimeters, wire strippers, tape measures, fishing tapes, utility knives, crimp tools and others. They can either be hand-tools or power tools. One should be careful not to assume that electrical tools … Read more

GFCI Tripping: The 5 Major Causes and How to Stop It.

GFCI’s protect you from electric shock. If your own continues to trip, call an electrician for troubleshooting and repairs. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) trips when it senses a ground fault, or leakage of currents even as little as 5mA between the hot wire and the ground. When the breaker senses the current leakage, … Read more

Ground Fault Circuits Interrupters (GFCI), How They Work and How to Install Them.

Ever since introducing the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI outlet) in 1973, deaths from electrical shock have reduced by 83%. The GFCI outlet or residual current drive (RCD) is a fast-acting circuit breaker that shuts off power once it senses a ground-fault. The receptacle works by comparing the input and output current from electrical appliances. When the … Read more

How to Change a Circuit Breaker That Has Gone Bad

When a circuit breaker keeps tripping with little or no load, many things can be responsible. It may be circuit overload, ground fault, short circuit or a bad breaker. But if you have confirmed from an electrician that your breaker is bad, replacing it is quite easy. In this article, you will learn how to … Read more