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Electrical Wiring Terms and Tools Used by Electricians

(Last Updated On: January 30, 2018)

Electrical wiring and rewiring is not a very difficult procedure but requires sufficient knowledge and experience to do it. On average, it is more cost efficient to do these DIY matters on our own but without the necessary knowledge and experience, these cost-savings method could prove to be a major wallet burner. It is important to note that most household wirings in Singapore done by license electrician engaged by either HDB, the condo management or a electric company. Always look out for experienced and licensed lectrician for electrical fixtures and rewiring  as they provide assurance and warranty for the works they do. It is also important to know some background knowledge about the terms and tools that they use in this line of trade so that you would be more knowledgable in the process and not lose out when comparing companies.

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Types of house wiring

  • Electric meters

This is used to guage the power required for the particular point. Kilowatt hour is the most common unit used to measure the electricity used. This is the amount of power used to load one kilowatt per hour.

  • Major service Panel

The major service panel spreads the electricity to all circuits around the house. The circuits has an emergency fuse that will automatically shut the electricity supply down if any overloading occurs.

  • Service head

It is the opening point for the aerial electrical wiring installation throughout the home. All the three wires holds 240-volt out of which two wires carry 120-volt and one is neutral.

  • Electrical boxes

Electrical boxes are placed usually at a convenient spot in the household. It is more well known to you if you ever experience a black out. A house wiring requires the wires to run through the electrical box so as to establish a connection. These boxes are the end where the wires are connected to switches.

  • Ground wire

The ground wire is very important and used to connect the electric circuit to the earth  through copper rods. This is the neutral wire is mostly utilised to return the electricity back to its main power supply.

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Tools required for house wiring

  • Insulated screwdriver
  • Swivel screwdriver
  • Linesmen pilers
  • Fish Tape
  • Wire strippers
  • Cable ripper
  • Electrical tape
  • Electricity or curcuit tester
  • Needle-nose pilers
  • Hammer

The above are tools you require for housing wiring and rewiring. These are easily available at any of the electrical items stores or wholesalers. Safety and protection should always come first, should you want to attempt any DIY works.

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Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including 24 hour electrician services. Our EMA Licensed electrician and electrical workers are EMA/BCA/IDA certifiied and specially trained to execute all kinds of electrical repairs and works including electrical installation such as light installationceiling fan installationpower failure recovery as well as electrical wiring and rewiring. We have over 10 years of electrician experience and have done thousands of electrical works for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB electrician) and commercial electrician. We are the highly recommended electrician in Singapore with many happy customers and reviews. Call us for guaranteed transparent and honest pricing for all your electrical needs at +65 6653 6261

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