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Reasons Why Your Singapore Electrical Socket Stopped Working

(Last Updated On: August 28, 2018)

Most electrical appliances are seen as very complicated “machines” with several working components. If any of these working parts get broken or damaged, then the whole appliance would stop working and be deemed unusable. Like electrical components in a household appliance, a Singapore electrical socket might also become faulty due to wear-and-tear.

Here are other reasons why a Singapore electrical socket may stop working:

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  • Open Circuit

A Singapore electrical socket is unlikely to work if there is an opening in the circuit resulting from a poor power socket installation or age. As such, an open circuit can also result from a gap or break in the electrical wiring. This point in the circuit is where electricity cannot pass at all. The most common reason behind this is a loose wire, which can lead to several other electrical outlet failures.

  • Overloaded circuit

Electrical flow through the circuit is likely to be interrupted by a malfunctioning circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Remember that a circuit breaker trips and a fuse blows to prevent the overheating of electrical wires. When a large amount of electricity flows through a wire, the circuit will be overloaded and that is when the fuse melts. As a result, the connection will break and cause the circuit to fail. This is one of the most common reasons why a Singapore electrical socket stopped working. On the other hand, the circuit breaker responds to such problems by properly shutting down the electric supply. While a fuse can be easily replaced, you must reset the circuit breaker when it trips. Take note of these properties before undergoing an electrical socket installation.

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  • Short Circuits

Short circuits can also cause circuit breakers to trip. When short circuits occur, it cuts the flow of the current in the electrical wirings and causes a Singapore electrical socket to completely stop working. This occurs when a hot wire accidentally touches a ground wire, which then provides a path to the earth. It will then cause the electricity to run off the circuit, leading to the circuit breaker eventually tripping. A wall socket installation with a circuit that comes with some ground fault interrupting decide will also cause the circuit breaker to trip.

  • Faulty Outlet

A defective, corroded, or poorly installed electrical outlet can be a subject to malfunctioning. Nevertheless, these are quite cheap as well as easy to replace. If you find that neither the triggered breaker box or the blown fuse is the reason behind the faulty outlet, then troubleshoot the Singapore electrical socket itself. In this case, you should shut down the circuit where the outlet is connected. Just unscrew the outlet and make sure that the wires are properly linked.

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  • Wire nut containing several electrical wirings

A wire nut connects two or more wires together and is designed to keep them securely covered. This protects any exposed wires that may lead to potential dangers. A licensed electrician may also use wire nuts to make a connection between electrical wirings. Utilizing them for anything else besides these reasons will cause various problems with the inner wiring and eventually lead to the Singapore electrical socket to stop working. Remember these things when you are about to install an electrical outlet.

  • Wrong kind of device for wiring

When talking about electrical wirings, there are two kinds of metal wires available namely, copper or aluminium. The copper is considered to be the stronger metal between these two. Hence, copper wiring is used for most electrical devices. While aluminium can also be used, this may lead to more complications. This is because aluminium is a brittle metal and has high resistance to electricity. Therefore, if your home has aluminium wiring then it is also likely to create problems for you. To prevent future problems on your Singapore electrical socket, do consider using copper wirings when doing an electrical powerpoint installation.

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Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including an emergency electrician service. 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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