What are the causes of voltage drops in house wiring?

Answer Thomas Edison wanted to wire the United States for direct current (DC) but later admitted he was wrong. Alternating current (AC) used throughout the country lessens the problem of voltage drops in ... Read More »

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How was the first house electrical wiring and telephone wiring put in how did the light switches work?

The oldest wiring I have run across is either knob and tube or cleat wiring. The wires did have insulation (rubber had already been invented) and the were supported off the wood frame of the house ... Read More »

How do I understand voltage drops and resistors?

InstructionsIdentify a circuit in which you want to analyze the voltage drop. Notice which resistors the current must flow through in order to make a complete loop. According to Kirchhoff's Voltage... Read More »

When battery is fully charged, voltage drops to 12.5 V. Is this normal?

the resting voltage for gel electrolyte and lead acid batteries is 12.6 volts, so yes it is normal.

What is house wiring?

House wiring for lights, outlets and appliances is standard. However, there is much more to house wiring than electrical wiring, such as wiring for telephones, Internet, cable television, intercom,... Read More »