Month: May 2010

TRIPPLITE CT120 3-LED Plug-in Circuit Tester Review

The CT120 AC Outlet Circuit Tester from TrippLite detects wiring stability in standard 120 volt AC wall sockets. Simply plug the circuit tester into a receptacle and view the lighted 3 lamp status display for verification of correct wiring, open ground, open neutral, open hot, hot-ground reversal and hot-neutral reversal fault conditions. Sticker on the…

Odds And Ends

Here is a little trivia for those who might need to know in the future. There are many battery operated electrical gadgets out there ( electric fly-swatter ) that can provide as much pain as a violet wand due to their higher amperage. Mylar which is normally an insulator, can become a conductor if it…

The Science Of Electrodes

Electrodes usually glow in different colors such as purple, red, blue and pink.  The main ingredients of our atmosphere are Nitrogen, Oxygen and Argon and sometimes an electode is evaculated at differnt levels of vacuum to attain a hue of colors from white to blue.  Sometimes they are evaculated completely and then backfilled with a pure gas to…