Electrical wiring is applicable in various sectors and industries outside of the supply chain sphere. From the home and office to schools and government buildings, electrical wiring is a necessary part of any workforce as it is the necessary tool for allowing the power and electricity to fuel the modern age we live in. Electrical wiring, however, is not just the wire itself, but consists of other necessary accessories such as modular plugs, fuse holders, circuit breakers, and others. These small yet independent accessories play a large role in aiding electrical wiring systems. For more information on these accessorial components, read on below.
The main switch is the primary on & off switch that can manipulate the entire power supply. In the case for a single phase circuit, the iron clad double pole (ICDP) is responsible for a resident supply of power. In a three-phase circuit, Iron Clad Triple Pole (ICTP) main switch is used to control the power supply. A normal off & on switch, on the other hand, uses a simple pathway that is constructed of various wires. Through these wires, electrons can run with assistance from a power source. When the switch connected to such a circuit is switched off, a gap is created in the circuit that hinders electrons from flowing. Conversely, when the switch is turned on, the gap is closed, allowing electrons to move about and make the device work.
The purpose of a socket and plug is to enable wiring systems to have access to a power source and be able to run. The way that plugs can draw power from the socket into the appliance, the plugs are inserted into the socket, while being connected at the other end to the appliance.
Sockets that are plugged in appliances can attach the said appliance onto an electric grid. With sockets and plugs, you can connect electrical equipment and machinery to the alternating current power supply in a building. While there are many different types of sockets in the market, they vary in things like the country of origins’ individual national standards, voltage, current rating, size, shape, and other specifications.
A fuse is a safety electrical device that is made to protect the user or inhabitants of the area from an excessive surge of current in the circuit. Inside the fuse, you can find a metal wire or strip (which can be made of additional materials such as copper, silver aluminum, etc.) that melts down when too much current flows through it. When this happens, the flow of current is interrupted.
Designed to protect an electrical current from experiencing damage of an overcurrent, the circuit breaker acts as an automatically operated electrical switch that reduces the chances of such damage. By disconnecting the circuit supply, the flow of current is interrupted after a fault is detected or when the current drawn from the circuit increases to a predetermined value. It has the same function of a fuse, with the difference that a fuse needs to be replaced, while a circuit breaker can be simply reset by lifting the operational knob to resume normal operation.