Electricity in the home

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After this chapter you should
  • know the difference between a.c. and d.c

  • know that mains electricity is supplied to a house through live and neutral wires

  • be able to explain why an earth wire is also used

  • know the colour of the insulation on each mains wire

  • be able to describe the wiring of circuits for lights and a cooker

  • know what a ring main circuit is

  • be able to wire a three-pin plug correctly

  • be able to calculate electrical energy in kilowatt hours.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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