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Top 10 Myths About Electrical Accessories

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The value of the smart domestic electronic appliances can hardly be overemphasized. However, it is often easy to become complacent while using these gadgets, which can, in turn, lead to serious accidents and fires. While using the modern electronic tools and accessories is rather easy, adopting the necessary safety precautions while handling them is a wholly different affair. In the present discourse, we will dispel 10 common myths about electrical appliances and accessories.

⢠Wearing rubber-soled shoes is enough to prevent electrocution â One of the most oft-repeated myths about electricity. Granted, that rubber is a poor conductor of electricity and offers protection to the wearers â but they can never safeguard against sufficiently high voltages.

⢠Picking up a wire from a bucket of water is harmless â Reaching out for the wire that has accidentally dropped in a water-container? Kindly refrain from doing so! Water is a great conductor of electricity. You might be in for the âshock of your lifeâ!

⢠Its okay for electrical cables to pile up, as long as the appliances are working fine â This myth probably stems from an element of negligence on the part of the users. It is vital to organize the cables and cords at your house with durable wire ties. Messy wires can be really dangerous!

⢠Insulated electrical materials can make you shock-proof â All the common insulating materials, like plastic, fiberglass and rubber, are designed to guard against a certain, pre-specified level of electronic voltage. If you are working on heavier electronic gadgets, mere insulation CANNOT provide the necessary protection.

⢠Lines not in use are necessarily dead â A couple of electronic lines have been casually left lying on the floor â so they are harmless to touch, right? Never! Just because a wire is on the ground does not mean that it is not âliveâ. This, once again, highlights the importance of using wire ties to clamp all the âliveâ wires properly.

⢠The ladder which is being used is touching the electronic cords, so there isnât a problem â too naive. Electrical arcing is a pretty common occurrence, when ladders and other such tools are kept in close proximity to electrical circuits. Find out what the ideal distance is, that should be maintained between the ladder and the circuit(s). Wooden ladders do not provide any extra security either.

⢠Thicker cables speed up the flow of electronic charge â The dimension of any wire has nothing to do with the pace at which electricity flows through it. The voltage of the power source is, in fact, the sole determining factor of the speed of electronic charge.

⢠Electrical batteries frequently run out of charge â You have, in probability, heard the phrase âout of batteryâ many times. It, however, is rather misleading â for electrical batteries can never run out of charge, at any point of time. With regular usage, the battery of electrical devices can lose the âenergyâ to distribute the charge to the electrical circuit properly.

⢠Digging up small holes is not at all dangerous â Not true, particularly if you have underground wiring systems at home. Thereâs no saying whether you will end up damaging a cable, while trying to dig up the hole. Consult a qualified electrician, before you start digging.

⢠Using a multi-plug is the getaway to powering up several heavy electronic gadgets from the same point â Never try to operate your fridge, television, microwave and other heavy domestic electronic appliances from the same point â even if you are using a multi-plug. Instead, have separate points, and use wire ties to keep the cables of the different devices segregated.

Setting up electrical points near a damp area is yet another thing that is fraught with danger. Right from relatively easy activities like clamping cables with wire ties, to more intricate tasks like checking the circuit breakers â make sure that you are adopting all the requisite precautionary measures. Stay away from the above myths â they can really come back to haunt you!























The value of the smart domestic electronic appliances can hardly be overemphasized. However, it is often easy to become complacent while using these gadgets, which can, in turn, lead to serious accidents and fires. While using the modern electronic tools and accessories is rather easy, adopting the necessary safety precautions while handling them is a wholly different affair. In the present discourse, we will dispel 10 common myths about electrical appliances and accessories.

⢠Wearing rubber-soled shoes is enough to prevent electrocution â One of the most oft-repeated myths about electricity. Granted, that rubber is a poor conductor of electricity and offers protection to the wearers â but they can never safeguard against sufficiently high voltages.

⢠Picking up a wire from a bucket of water is harmless â Reaching out for the wire that has accidentally dropped in a water-container? Kindly refrain from doing so! Water is a great conductor of electricity. You might be in for the âshock of your lifeâ!

⢠Its okay for electrical cables to pile up, as long as the appliances are working fine â This myth probably stems from an element of negligence on the part of the users. It is vital to organize the cables and cords at your house with durable wire ties. Messy wires can be really dangerous!

⢠Insulated electrical materials can make you shock-proof â All the common insulating materials, like plastic, fiberglass and rubber, are designed to guard against a certain, pre-specified level of electronic voltage. If you are working on heavier electronic gadgets, mere insulation CANNOT provide the necessary protection.

⢠Lines not in use are necessarily dead â A couple of electronic lines have been casually left lying on the floor â so they are harmless to touch, right? Never! Just because a wire is on the ground does not mean that it is not âliveâ. This, once again, highlights the importance of using wire ties to clamp all the âliveâ wires properly.

⢠The ladder which is being used is touching the electronic cords, so there isnât a problem â too naive. Electrical arcing is a pretty common occurrence, when ladders and other such tools are kept in close proximity to electrical circuits. Find out what the ideal distance is, that should be maintained between the ladder and the circuit(s). Wooden ladders do not provide any extra security either.

⢠Thicker cables speed up the flow of electronic charge â The dimension of any wire has nothing to do with the pace at which electricity flows through it. The voltage of the power source is, in fact, the sole determining factor of the speed of electronic charge.

⢠Electrical batteries frequently run out of charge â You have, in probability, heard the phrase âout of batteryâ many times. It, however, is rather misleading â for electrical batteries can never run out of charge, at any point of time. With regular usage, the battery of electrical devices can lose the âenergyâ to distribute the charge to the electrical circuit properly.

⢠Digging up small holes is not at all dangerous â Not true, particularly if you have underground wiring systems at home. Thereâs no saying whether you will end up damaging a cable, while trying to dig up the hole. Consult a qualified electrician, before you start digging.

⢠Using a multi-plug is the getaway to powering up several heavy electronic gadgets from the same point â Never try to operate your fridge, television, microwave and other heavy domestic electronic appliances from the same point â even if you are using a multi-plug. Instead, have separate points, and use wire ties to keep the cables of the different devices segregated.

Setting up electrical points near a damp area is yet another thing that is fraught with danger. Right from relatively easy activities like clamping cables with wire ties, to more intricate tasks like checking the circuit breakers â make sure that you are adopting all the requisite precautionary measures. Stay away from the above myths â they can really come back to haunt you!

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