Illustrated guide explains how to make electrical repairs, install circuits, and do rewiring.A fuse is a thin piece of metal that is designed to melt immediately, or blow, if too much current flows through it. ... When a Circuit Overloads A fuse blows when too many amps flow through it, such as when too many appliances are plugged in at ... If your house is protected by cartridge fuses, you cannot tell by looking at them if they are blown or not. ... 14 copper wire, commonly used for lighting circuits, has an ampacity of 15 amps: use nothing higher than a 1 5-amp fuse or breaker.
|Title||:||Basic Wiring Techniques|
|Author||:||T. Jeff Williams, Ortho Books|