Electricity and its hazards
Electricity is pretty awesome when you think about it. But, it can also be quite dangerous. This is especially true in today’s time when we are surrounded by electronics all around us – even in our homes. As such, it becomes ever so important to stay safe around our household electronics.
Now, how do you do that? Don’t worry – we have you covered. We have compiled a list of 5 common problems that you might have to face in your home when it comes to dealing with electricity and electronics alike (and how you can stay safe around them):
Problem 1: Power surges
Power surges can happen because of a lot of different reasons. Lightning strikes during thunderstorms are one common reason for power surges. Other things like damaged power lines, bad circuits, and faulty wiring, etc. Now, typically, power surges only last for an insignificant amount of time and do no damage at all. However, frequent power surges can do damage. Frequent power surges can damage the electronics in your home. Funnily enough, the electronics themselves can be a reason behind the power surges. In such cases, it is better to identify the source of the power surges first – whether it is an electronic device that is faulty which is the cause of the problem or is it a problem with your home’s electrical wiring grid? In certain cases, you simply might have to consult with an electrician if you are unable to figure out the problem all by yourself.
Problem 2: Frequent dips in the power supply and voltage fluctuations
Similar to power surges, regular power dips and fluctuations in the voltage can also damage your electronics. And again, the electronics themselves might be the problem here – drawing out too much power from the supply. So, figure out which electronic it is and get it replaced or something like that.
Problem 3: Power switches that don’t work properly
There can be many reasons for power switches not working properly. The most common reasons for power switches not working properly are poor quality craftsmanship, inferior products, loose outlets, defective circuits, faulty wiring, etc. You might want to consult with an electrician if you are experiencing any such issues with the power switches in your home.
Problem 4: Tripping circuit breakers
Sometimes, you might accidentally draw too much power from your electrical grid. In such cases, the circuit breakers installed in your electrical system will trip. This is kind of a good thing. Circuit breakers tripping prevent any damage that drawing too much power might cause to your grid. But, you must still identify the source of the problem – which is most likely electronic, as it might be using a lot of power or it could be due to the simultaneous operation of high power electronics.
Problem 5: Overloaded circuits
Electrical circuits overloaded with too many connections can cause your circuit breakers to trip. You can prevent this by not using a lot of power board extensions, unplugging all the unnecessary electronics that are not in use, etc.