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The main circuit breaker identifies the amperage capacity of the electrical consumer unit. There will be a number on the electrical consumer unit telling you what the amp capacity is. For example, 100 or 150 could be listed beside the consumer unit. 100 amp is the minimum allowed by today's regulations. 150 amps, 200 amps, and 400 amps are among other standard available sizes.
Amps or Amperes: A unit that measures the rate of electrical flow (electrical current).
Circuit Breakers / Fuses
Devices installed in the service consumer unit of a home to limit the flow of electricity through a circuit. The breaker rating determines the maximum flow.
To extend or add-on to an existing circuit to provide an additional power source.
A device designed to provide electricity to multiple connections.
Energy Saving Devices
Devices utilised within a dwelling designed to more efficiently make use of energy sources while providing heating, cooling, and light.
A heat source (gas or electric) used to adjust the temperature inside a dwelling from a cold to a warm condition.
A procedure performed by a trained technician for the purpose of locating and identifying electrical problems within an electrical system.
A wiring system that provides power to some electronic devices operating on a voltage level much lower than the standard 110 volts. Such devices might be doorbells and thermostats.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Wall and ceiling mounted sensors located throughout the home used to alert occupants of deadly gasses and smoke inside the home.
Circuit interruption devices used to control the flow of electricity to lights, appliances, and sockets.
A surge protector is an appliance that protects electrical devices from spikes in voltage. The surge protector regulates the voltage by blocking or shorting ground voltages above a safe level. Many power strips have a built-in surge protector. The power strip has loosely been given the nickname "surge protector". However, not all power strips have surge protection. In addition to power strip/surge protectors, there are now surge protectors that can protect your entire house. These surge protectors should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Tamper Resistant Sockets
Tamper Resistant Sockets are standard wall sockets that feature a shutter mechanism that protects children from placing foreign objects into the vessel. The socket has a shutter system that is spring-loaded. Electricity only flows when equal pressure is placed on both shutters, like when a plug is inserted. When the socket is not being used both shutters and openings will be closed. Children tend to put keys, pens, paper clips, bobby pins and other small objects into the socket this can cause an electrical shock that can lead to burning or scarring.
A low voltage electronic switching device that monitors temperatures inside the home and turns on and off the heating or cooling system in the home.
Track And Accent Lighting
Condition specific lighting that meets special lighting requirements, providing variable lighting degrees of light and may distribute light in multiple directions.
Volts or Voltage
The rate or force of electricity and its potential capacity to do work - expressed or measured in volts.
Watts are used to measure power. Watts is the rate at which electricity or energy is used.
A distribution network of wire that conducts electricity to receptacles, switches and appliances throughout a building/home to provide electricity where needed.