Installing Electrical Generators for Home Appliance Backup – San Bernardino, CA

Install Electric Generator for Electricity Backup - San Bernardino Electrician, CA
This is NOT a typical home electric generator!

Live Wire Electric Co. recently installed some 120 watt electrical generators in San Bernardino.

Our electricians want to remind you of some things to remember about installing home electric generators.

First, most electrical generators run on gas, and so (obviously) should not be setup indoors – in a garage for instance. The exhaust can be deadly.

Second, you can plug appliances into the generator, but be very careful about connecting a generator directly into your home’s electrical system. You can easily create a fire hazard.

In addition, you could be ‘back-feeding’ electricity along the line from your house into the grid. You could be putting utility crews in serious danger. Crews are trained to check the lines for generator back-feed, but why risk it?

Of course, the best way to play it safe with electrical generator installations is to call a licensed San Bernardino electrician to help you – electricians like us!



Outdoor LED Lighting for a Redlands Golf Course

Energy Saving LED Lights Can be Twice as BrightWe recently completed electrical work for a golf course in Redlands, CA.

Of course, we first tested for the proper voltage and amperage to make sure their electric infrastructure would support the 600 watt transformer. Then we installed LED lights throughout the course.

LEDs are very popular these days. They have a number of advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, smaller size, faster switching, and they’re more durable and reliable.

LEDs use 10% of the power, but can be twice as bright as the older incandescent lights.

Let us know if you need a commercial installation of LED lights at your facility.

When Would I Use Electrical Conduits?

Electric Conduit Protect Wiring San Bernardino CAElectricians install electrical conduits in order to protect the enclosed wiring and conductors from water, impact, chemical vapors or electromagnetic interference. Different sizes, types and numbers of wires or conductors can be pulled through a conduit. This can save money by avoiding custom composite cables or multiple cable runs.

Once installed, wiring repairs and changes through conduits are much easier, since any masonry or concrete surrounding the conduit remains untouched.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) describes in detail the requirements for commercial electrical conduit. Contact us if you have any questions regarding electrical conduits.