Looking at an electrical plan, or reading an electrical specification, and wondering what all the abbreviations are?
Well here are some of the more common ones you may encounter, many with links to other posts:
3ph – Three Phase Power AC – Alternating Current ACU – Air Conditioning Unit CB – Circuit Breaker [read more…]
If you have bought an outside electrical switch, light, power point, or child proof power point, you may have seen it described with an IP rating. . . . but what does the IP numbers mean?
Understanding The Numbers
Well the IP rating (Ingress Protection Rating or International Protection Rating,) consists of two digits. These [read more…]
Most builders standard electrical fit out is fairly pathetic.
A single batten light fitting and a couple of double power points in each room!
I have even seen single power points!
Typical Builders Prices For Electrical Upgrades
Downlights – $130-160 Pendant Lights – $180-$300 Ceiling Fans – $300-$600 Bathroom 3 in 1 fan/light/heat [read more…]
Have you ever wondered why it gets so HOT in the roof space on a sunny day?
Well there is a lot of Energy coming from the Sun . . . .approximately 1.37 kw /m2 shines on the Earth
By the time the solar energy gets through the atmosphere to the ground it’s about 1kw/m2 [read more…]
When you are buying a light bulb you may have noticed the box says things like “Warm White” or “Daylight White” but what does it mean? . . . . . . and which should you buy?
Light colour is measured using the ‘Colour Temperature’ and is quoted in Kelvins (K).
A higher [read more…]