In this, the first of the series, I’m going to explain the nerve center of your electrical system, the main service entrance and panel. This is where the electricity from the utility supply enters your house, and is then distributed to the individual circuits throughout the home.
Don’t chance a power outage in your home from storms or inclement weather! The financial and emotional toll of these power outages only amplify the already traumatic conditions that these natural disasters inflict on us and our families. Having an alternate source of electricity to supply our homes during power outages is a relatively inexpensive way to offer some peace of mind.
In this video, Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician, with help from his assistant, Congressman Weiner demonstrates just how effective GFCI protection is in minimizing the implications of an electric shock. Then we see the dramatic results when Mr. Weiner comes in contact with 120V on a regular 15A circuit. Also shown is how without any leakage to ground, a GFCI circuit can still do some major damage if the current path stays between the hot and the neutral. Watch it now!
Here is a question from a site visitor that experienced extensive damage to many of his electrical appliances while un-plugging the unit from the supply.