Simple Electrical Equipment in Daily Life
Research shows that every year hundreds of people get killed each year in accidents which happen because of electrical failures and fires from short-circuits. They occur predominantly due to the ignorance of people who do not have the expertise to locate and rectify such errors, and also because many of them are too reluctant to seek professional help out of the misconception that the issue is not an important one. Some handy electrical test equipments must be kept at home for emergency purposes. Although it is still advisable that you get immediate professional assistance at the quickest, these tools could at least become useful to those who more or less have a fair idea regarding electrical testing.
Analogue Ammeters: They are used to measure the flow of current. The current level is displayed on a dial, in amperes, with the help of a pointer. This is helpful in determining the correct amount of power needed to run any electrical good.
Analogue Multimeters: As the name implies, this is required to measure important aspects regarding the flow of electricity like voltage, resistance and signal power and gives accurate reading in a very short span of time.
Analogue Voltmeters: They are used to determine the voltage of current passing through the circuit and also notify the user if there is a drop in voltage. The mechanism is easy to read with a simple needle point pointing the current voltage on a dial.
Circuit Tracers: This is also known by the name of signal tracers and is probably the most important of these testing devices, because they help in locating the fault in the circuit in the first place. They help to identify common problems like short circuits and breakages.
Clamp Meters: This equipment is very useful to electricians because it allows the user to measure electricity from a circuit without having to disconnect anything from the main wires. It gives all the necessary readings and help in identifying if the mechanism is under a heavy load.
Field Intensity Meters: These devices are used to measure the strength of any kind of electromagnetic field, and are very useful in detecting piping and equipments which are hidden from view or ferromagnetic ores buried in the earth.
Phase Meters: These are used in circuits where electricity is flowing in from three phases. They include instruments like Phase Testers and Phase Rotation Meters and provide accurate reading from all the three phases simultaneously.
Ground Resistance Testers: These equipments are used to test electrical grounding systems to determine the flow of power in between earth and the conducting objects. They are complicated to read and it is advisable that they be used only by those who have a sound knowledge of electrical testing equipment.
These electrical test equipments make the life of users comfortable and hassle-free.