IDENTIFYING FUSES

IT is important to know which lamps are suppliel through any particular pair of fuses. If the information is not already given on the fuse-box, and the fuses are not even numbered, the following course is advised. First, make sure that there is a lamp in every holder in the house, or at least one … Read more

FUSES

The purpose of a fuse is to break a circuit if,and when, the current exceeds a certain limit. It is usually a soft metal wire, with a low melting-point; and its gauge is such that the wire shall reach that melting-point before the copper conductor which it protects can become dangerously lf?t?g CrctfAr 4 3 … Read more

ELECTRIC LIGHT IN THE HOME

LIGHTING current is brought into a house by two conductors connected with the street mains . Immediately after entering, the conductors are connected to a pair of fuses controlled by the company. Beyond this they run (one has to traverse the companys meter on the way) to a double-pole main switch, the opening of which … Read more