By Thibault Margaux. Electrical Wiring. Publised at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 15:49:48 PM. Some old homes were designed to run off less power than the modern home. Most states have a 100 amp minimum requirement. Homes running under that service could consider an upgrade to bring them to between 100 and 200 amps, which could run upwards of $2,000. Homeowners should evaluate their power demands first. “A homeowner can have an electrician test the system with an amp meter while all the big loads are on,” says Holt. “If the draw is over 75-80 percent of the service size, you might consider an upgrade. Otherwise you should be fine.”
By Morgane Seraphine. Electrical Wiring. Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 12:03:01 PM. Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) protect a home against electrical fires. ACFIs protect against fire-causing arcing much like GFCI’s protect against stray current. When an arc is detected, power to the circuit is interrupted. Arcing can be caused by any number of factors, including damaged or worn wires, incorrect wiring, and loose or wet connections. Newer AFCIs are able to distinguish between dangerous arc faults and normal arcing caused by fluorescent lighting and some dimmers and switches.
By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Published at Friday, December 08th 2017, 08:15:16 AM. The internal combustion engine has seen a remarkable evolution over the past century. Before 1970 the evolution of engine design was driven by a quest for performance and an increase in octane in the fuel supply. Since then, however, the imperative was the need to meet new emissions and fuel economy regulations.
By Morgane Seraphine. Electrical Wiring. Published at Monday, December 04th 2017, 00:59:18 AM. High voltage transmission lines carry electricity long distances to asubstation. From this substation, electricity in different power levels is used to runfactories, streetcars and mass transit, light street lights and stop light, and is sent toneighborhood. When electricity enters "example house", it must pass through a meter andgoes through a fuse box. The fuse box protects the house in case of problems. When afuse "circuit breaker" ³blows´ or ³trips´ something wrong with an appliance or somethingwas short circuited.
By Claudette Alice. Engine Wiring. Published at Sunday, December 03rd 2017, 22:57:41 PM. All actuators needed to work in concert to heat the oil fast and keep the temperature steady. Opening the grill shutters or running the electric air fan consumes power. Controlling actuators in concert is a new way of addressing thermal management. While more complex, it enables the system to arrive at a steady temperature quicker and under all operating conditions, which extends the life of each thermal-control actuator, Laboe says.
By Manon Marianne. Engine Wiring. Published at Saturday, December 02nd 2017, 18:10:14 PM. The engine block is the foundation of an engine. Most engine blocks are cast from an aluminum alloy, but iron is still used by some manufacturers. The engine block is also referred to as the cylinder block because of the big hole or tubes called cylinders that are cast into the integrated structure. The cylinder is where the engine’s pistons slide up and down. The more cylinders an engine has the more powerful it is. In addition to the cylinders, other ducts and passageways are built into the block that allow for oil and coolant to flow to different parts of the engine.
By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Published at Saturday, December 02nd 2017, 16:32:22 PM. It wouldn’t be until 1860 that a reliable, working internal combustion engine would be invented. A Belgian fellow by the name of Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir patented an engine that injected natural gas into a cylinder, which was subsequently ignited by a permanent flame near the cylinder. It worked similarly to the gunpowder atmospheric engine, but not too efficiently.
By Faustine Arnaud. Electrical Wiring. Published at Friday, December 01st 2017, 15:47:08 PM. After electricity is produced at power plants is has to get to the customers that usethe electricity. Our cities, towns, states and the entire country are crisis-crossed withpower lines that ³carry´ the electricity. As large generators spin, they produce electricitywith a voltage of about 25,000 volts. A volt is a measurement of electromotive force inelectricity. The electricity first goes to a transformer at the power plant that boosts thevoltage up to 400,000 volts. When electricity travels long distances it is better to have itat higher voltages "more efficiently at high voltages".
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