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I have an inverter question, I have a Xantrex Prosine

I have an inverter questionJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I have a Xantrex Prosine inverter. The control panel is remote. When I turn it on there is nothing on the panel display. The system does not generate power. However the battery charger is working just fine. Is there a fuse that needs to be checked? It is a marine 12V installation.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope

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Kevin

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Can I convert my high pressure sodium, mercury vapor And

Can I convert my high pressure sodium , mercury vaporAnd metal halide 75 watt , 150 and 400 watts to LEd . How doI do this and what is recommended?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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We have 6 recessed lights in a room. I can only install 5

We have 6 recessed lights in a room. I can only install 5 because the 6th will always burn out. Even the very moment I install the bulb, it burns out. Thanks.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for

Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for a few minutes ( part of kitchen is attached to same circuit) , but then will come back on. Checked breaker when this happens and not tripped. When this first started breaker would trip, so I reset it ( the breaker for all this is a 15amp), Now this problem, is the breaker to small for modern appliances, or maybe to old. House was built in 1970 and I don't think anything has ever been changed in home. I'm a first time buyer and would appreciate any info that might help. I'm a little bit of a tomboy and like to try doing things myself Nervous Home OwnerJA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: 1- Panasonic 1000w microwaveJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: Several things go off light w/ceiling fan, 60" HD TV, Stereo, And microwave ovenJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: Just unplugging thingsJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: No, except please help

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,200 satisfied customers
I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats

I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats for electric radiant heat panels that I installed in my house, wired on 12/2 wire.

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

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Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton

Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton unit. They say it needs a 25 amp circuit. I bought a 30 amp fused disconnect box that I'll mount to the outside of my house near the compressor. I'm using 10/2 exterior wire with a ground. The wire is about 1/2 " wide. What type of conduit do I need to use between the disconnect box and the unit? Do I need to use water tight, or just the flex type. I live in Minnesota.

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Certified Journeyperson Electrician

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Partial power outage caused by lightening. Used working

Partial power outage caused by lightening.Used working outlet in one room to power appliances (tv,fan, according etc.) Using three prong 50 foot extension cord plugged into surge protector bar with 10 outlets.Power went off in the room with working socket and other outlets went off as well.Tripped the breaker, didn't work.If I plug the extension cord in another room with working outlets will power go out?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

9,374 satisfied customers
I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are

I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are more wires than usual. 3 white wires and 3 black wires. Not sure how to hook this upJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: last nightJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I tried. Not sure what to do nextJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm installing a haiku wall control for a haiku fan

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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This AM we turned on the hall light and the hall light came

Hi,This AM we turned on the hall light and the hall light came on but also the bathroom fan. This is definitely not normal but both are on the same breaker.I turned off the breaker.How can I find the problem?I looked in the attic and did not see any problems there. Just a visual inspection of what I could see but much of the house wire is under insulation.I looked in the switch for the bathroom fan. A 3 switch configuration in a one gang switch box and all looks right there as well.Any suggestions?Thank youNeil C.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,200 satisfied customers
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