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Electrical Safety Tips

If the ground pin terminal is missing or broken on an electrical cord, the cord or plug needs to be replaced. If the ground pin has been broken off, the electrical load will still work, however there is no longer protection from a possible short or fault. With the ground pin missing, the plug could also be connected backwards with the hot and neutral reversed causing possible damage to the electrical load.

Electrical Safety

3-prong electrical plugElectrical Plug Burned Terminals

Burn marks from bracelet contacting hot and neutral pins creating a short and arc flash.

Ground pin

Wattage Rating

Light fixtures usually specify the maximum wattage allowed. Never exceed the wattage rating of a light fixture.

 Light Fixture Wattage Rating