Should You Get Surge Protected Power Adapters?

All UK plugs are fused anyway, and some devices are not really going to cause a problem within power devices unless your daisy chaining power adapters, which is basically not a good idea (as mentioned in a previous article). Though if you have sensitive electrical equipment that’s going to be drawing power through each gang on the adapter throughout the day, like a computer system and the external devices such as a monitor, Internet Hub/Router, Printer, etc… then it’s advisable to get a power adapter with a surge protected circuit to prevent damaging your sensitive electrical equipment in the event of a power surge; better to be safe than sorry later when... Read More »

What Not To Do: Daisy Chaining Power Adapters

There are often times where people resort to plugging in power extension adapters into another power extension adapter to extend them, because they need more sockets and also to extend the range of power adapters so a particular electric appliance or device can be powered somewhere in the house. Lets say there is an incident where an electrical device over heats and catches on fire; that power surge may go further down the wire beyond the fuse and burn out all the appliances along the daisy chained network of power adapters and they in turn can set fire and cause serious problems. Power adapters should only be an extension from the main... Read More »

Reading Up on Electrical Issues

Deciding to do an electrical job yourself without the proper training always comes with a certain amount of risk, but you can see why people who like to do things themselves and have money concerns may want to look into this. If this is a decision you’re thinking about making, then you should definitely dedicate a fair amount of time to studying up on electricity utility issues, particularly where your health is concerned. While for trained electricians, doing their job is quite low on the risk scale, but if you don’t have the proper training then the level of risk skyrockets. Making sure that you have the necessary equipment and... Read More »

Electrical Apprenticeships

The electrical contracting industry is a crucial part of the construction industry, and while there are many courses for electrical contractor roles, apprenticeships may be more appealing. In an apprenticeship, you get the opportunity to work on residential, commercial and industrial properties, and you’re earning money, getting experience and learning as you go. It’s fair to say that the money is not great, but it’s a route into the electrical contractor working environment, and there’s a good chance you’ll land a job when you complete your apprenticeship. While there are plenty of technical skills you need to learn, you’ll also be able to build good working relationships with people, and... Read More »

Do Electricians Need to Specialise?

Somebody who has electrical training can do anything from working with mechanical devices, to installing electricity within a new home; but are their expertise enough to get the job done? When an electrician is working on a new build, this question is perhaps less relevant, as they are just wiring an empty shell, but when they are working on existing buildings, breaking walls to access the wiring may be necessary. This complicates matters considerably, as any damage of professional work needs to be repaired to the same standard it was before, or else they risk bad reviews from their customers. There is probably only two solutions to this situation; either... Read More »