How Many Lights Can be On a 15 Amp Circuit Breaker

When it comes to home lighting, one question I receive often is how many lights can be on a 15 amp circuit breaker.  The number of fixtures that can be on a 15-amp circuit depends on the wattage of the bulbs, and the lighting load should not exceed 80% of the breaker rating.  If you plan … Read more

What is House Earthing or Grounding?

As an electricity user, it is your duty to make sure your house earthing system is proper. This is to prevent electric shock and other hazards. House earthing or grounding connects the earth wires of every outlet to the ground, and whenever there is a short circuit or power surge, it flows through the earth … Read more

Microwaves Tripping the Circuit Breaker: Causes & How to Fix It.

Microwave ovens have become an essential kitchen appliance for our daily cooking. But, like all power-hungry electrical devices, they require much energy to work. This sometimes trips the breaker. If your microwave is tripping the breaker, it may be due to circuit overload, faulty microwave, or defective electrical component. Keep on reading to find out why … Read more

Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB): What It Is and How It Works

A miniature circuit breaker is a safety switch that protects an electrical circuit from overcurrent or power surge. It is a protective device that interrupts the circuit when there are high currents. The primary function of a miniature circuit breaker is to protect an installation or branch circuit against high current arising from overload or short … Read more

How to Replace a 4 Way Light Switch

As a homeowner, it is normal to replace an old light switch when it fails. It is also safe to hire an electrician if you don’t have wiring experience. But have you ever tried replacing a 4-way light switch? This article will guide you on how to replace a 4-way switch. What is a 4-way … Read more