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Can you wire lighting fictures to receptical circuits?
Yes as long as you stay within your local code. Usually a combination of lights and receptacles cannot exceed ten total. Do not wire any light to a circuit that requires a dedicated circuit, such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.
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I'm not sure, but I think that one f the lights would go out.....
for USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service. No. On an existing installation, when replacing an appliance, you can continue to use the existing three w…ire circuit to feed the new stove or dryer. Another answer No way can the neutral from a lighting circuit be used for a stove! Lighting circuits must only be used for lighting. Check your national electrical code and/or wiring regulations. For more information see the answers to the Related Questions shown below. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
They are wired in parallel so that if one of the bulbs blow it doesn't stop the flow of electricity. They are also more useful because you can control each light individually.…
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hertz supply service. Red for live and white for neutral. Answer for the UK. Until the standard was changed to comply… with European Union regulations, the UK used red for the line conductor and black for the neutral conductor. The EU regulation now requires brown for the line conductor and blue for the neutral conductor. All older homes in the UK still have the red/black colouring, but all newer homes have the brown/blue colouring. Older homes with newer extensions will have red/black in the older part and brown/blue in the newer part, and labels are required drawing attention to this mixed system.
A ground (earth) wire is needed in not just a light circuit but in all circuits that are now installed.
Sure; the fan has 3 wires so you can wire the light and fan separately, but if you don't have that option, you don't NEED to put the fan and the light on separate switches. …You can always turn the light or fan on/off using the pull strings.
In series, if one bulb goes the others will turn dark too. In parallell you only lose the broken bulb. In series you have to match power for all components for good results. I…n parallell , all you have to match is voltage.
Why it is necessary to have an earth wire installed in a power circuit but not in a lighting circuit?
Power circuit carries high power and costly devices. If there is some unwanted power signal(noise) in the wire it can damage the device. To reduce this effect earth is nec…essary. Lighting circuit carries low power(current).So, we ignore the earth terminal. Answer for UK Lighting cables do normally include a protective (earth) conductor, and this is terminated in each ceiling rose, as are the line and neutral conductors. Whether or not the earth terminal is actually then used depends on the luminaire (light fitting). For example, if it is simply a suspended lamp then the earth connection is not used; on the other hand, if it is a fluorescent lamp enclosed in a metal enclosure, then the enclosure is connected to the earth terminal.
connect black to black wire, connect white to white, and green wire to bracket that came with light,and to bare copper wire that should already be in light junction box.
A typical three prong residential outlet for 120 volts has a brass colored, a silver colored and a green screw. Connect black wire to brass, white wire to silver and bare grou…nd wire to green.
it either blows up or worn out
If you mean two separate circuits from different breakers, you will need a 2-pole time clock. The circuits will need to be kept completely separate, including neutrals. Rememb…er that a time clock is just a switch operated by a timer and you only switch the hot wires. The clock will be operated by one of the circuits. For this you will need the neutral of that circuit connected to the neutral contact of the clock. This is all rather simple if you can follow the wiring diagram provided with the clock. I doubt you can find a 2-pole clock at the local hardware or home improvement store. You may have to go to an electrical supplier. I say this is simple and for an electrician it is. If you get the clock you need and it doesn't make sense to you in a minute or two you should not attempt to do this yourself. Crossing the hot wires or connecting the wrong neutrals to each other can create very unsafe conditions.
A 240 volt street light circuit is wired in parallel connections. In the base of the street fixture an inline fuse is connected into the circuit that goes up to the fixture to… protect the lamp head.
its a series connection
10 awg is fine for 20 amps so if your lighting circuit takes less that that (2400 watts on 120 v or 4800 watts on 240 v) it is OK. If your lights take less current and you… have to buy the wire, use thinner wire of the correct size. Look up AWG wire tables.
For the same reason that the lights in your home are wired inparallel instead of series: if one bulb fails it is the only onethat does not light. If they were wired in series,… when any onebulb failed the entire string would not light (making it muchharder to identify the failed bulb). However some Christmas tree lights are wired in series , butthey use special low voltage bulbs using a special internalshorting switch that reconnects the circuit through a burned outbulb permitting the other bulbs to continue to receive current andremain lighted. However incandescent Christmas tree lights are being phased out andreplaced with LED Christmas tree lights, which won't fail for manyyears and run much cooler (effectively eliminating the risk ofChristmas tree fires caused by the electric lights). This alsolargely makes the issue of parallel vs. serial wiring of Christmastree lights irrelevant, as you won't be replacing the bulbs.