It is incredibly important for an electrician to know the meter on an electrical wire. This tells an electrician how many amps a single wire can lead through the line. If the voltage you try to pass through a particular cord is more than the electrical conductor, you risk shorting the cord or causing an electric fire.
Your home requires much more power than your stereo speakers; This is why a cable that runs from an auxiliary pole is much larger than speaker wire. This article shows you how to identify the electrical wire meter yourself.
Step 1 – Disconnect the cord
Before exposing the wiring in any box or wall outlet, always make sure the power is turned off in the main connection box. Never touch a cord with your bare hands until you are sure that the cord has no power through it. After cutting the power, use the current tests to determine if the line is still hot or not.
You first remove the faceplate or cover on the circuit to get to the wires yourself. Inside you will see more wires attached to the circuit. Use the screwdriver to loosen them.
Step 2 – Determine the size of the wire
The insulation around the electrical cord provides some help for you. The colors are used to identify the thread’s polarity; the most common are red, black, and yellow. However, wire strippers have several holes marked with dimensions where you can insert the wires. You can not only strip wires of a certain size but can also determine the perimeter of the wire.
Insert the end of the wire through one of the holes in the wire trimmer. You want the cord to move in and out of it with ease. The gap around the insulation indicates that you are using a hole that is too large. If the wire goes through a hole with power, the hole you use is too small. Once you’ve found the right one, look at the number of the thread trimmer. This is the size of the thread.
Step 3 – Determine the electrode meter
Once you know the size of the cord, see the user manual. Most electrical manuals show electrical conductivity meter not only of size but also of function. Note if the cable was inside or out, insulated or not, weather-resistant or not, or other possible environmental conditions. With this information, you can begin to thumb through your wallet until you get to the correct section for the lead type. You can then scan the pages for the thread size and then the electrical wire gauge.