Keeping cells in good condition

In a full charged, healthy battery the positive plates have a chocolate colour, and the negative plates are of light or bluish grey. Any deposit at the bottom of a cell should be brown. The cells will not give off gas during discharge or when idle – except for a short while after a full … Read more

THE CARE AND UPKEEP OF A PRIVATE ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT

THE four main items of a private generating plant are: (1) the engine; (2) the dynamo; (3) the switchboard; (4) the battery. As regards the engine. If the makers directions about cleaning, lubrication and the occasional examination of certain parts are followed out, this should give very little trouble. The governor and fuel pump, when … Read more

Electric Bells

In some households electric bells and their circuits are regarded as troublesome fitments. But the blame more often than not rests Avith the householder: and, when all is said, the bell operated by a pull and a complicated system of wires and cranks is liable to cause more vexation. Witness the two facts that in … Read more