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Your New Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station: Don’t Under-Engineer

Don’t Under-Engineer Your New Level 2 EV Charging StationMany new owners of electric vehicles are handicapping themselves for the future by installing wires that are too small for the future.  Most electrical vehicles (Level 2, 240V) charging requirements are anywhere from 32 Amps to 48 Amps (Tesla).  If you don’t install big enough wires now, you might …

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Watch Out for Your Battery Charger!

Outlets Melting from Battery Chargers An innocent plugged-in battery charger can cause melted electrical outlets like the one pictured here. You love ’em, all those handy and convenient cordless devices — drills, vacuums, floor cleaners.  But leaving the chargers plugged in for extended periods can lead to dangerous situations.  So, here’s our advice: DON’T LEAVE …

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Know the Different Types of Circuit Breakers

Know the Different Types of Electrical Circuit Breakers A breaker panel can use a variety of breaker types, limited only by the number and size of the available slots. The primary types of switches on the breaker panel include: Single-pole: The normal 120v breaker for most circuits with outlets and lights Double-pole: The 240v breakers …

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Santa Rosa Electrician: One of Five Ways to Cool Your House for the Summer

Santa Rosa Electrician: One of Five Tips to Cool Your House for the Summer First, a disclaimer: Santa Rosa electrician APG Electric & Solar Co. doesn’t install these things but recommend them all the time to our customers. It’s a reasonably-priced way to make your house more comfortable. We like to help our customers make …

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LED Fluorescent Bypass Lamps: Solving an Old Problem

T8/T12 Fluorescent Fixtures: Time to Go Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are getting popular, more diverse and cheaper.  Time to think more seriously about them especially for fluorescent fixtures: LED Fluorescent Bypass lamps. There’s a lot to hate about fluorescents: the ballasts go out; the ballasts hum; it’s hard to change the bulbs and hard …

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