The switch is to provide essential equipment or disconnect power cord that brings. Mount it on an extension, it is forecast to control the use of this extension to prevent accidents or simply excess consumption. Simple props and a few basic precautions can have controlled this energy to use for various activities. It is necessary to know the characteristics of the parts to use. Extension cords and accessories such as switches are available on the market with all kinds of brands, specifications, colors etc. The assembly requires neither much time nor much material.

General description of a switch

A first switch includes two notches, usually copper or other conductive material. Both coaches are isolated using a device that places them in the grooves that make it impossible to touch without the device specifically designed for this purpose and which constitutes a part of the switch. Thus the current can flow until the contact is not established between the two notches above described. This contact is produced by a click that connects the pieces of metal until another click do isolated from each other. Provided that the current passes only if the complementary nature of the positive pole and negative pole, breaking the thread of one or the other explains the power failure. Thus it is by means of the switch that the extension on which it is mounted is functional or not. In fact, the user can control the flow of electric current and choose when to pass and when to prevent it. These considerations may be dictated by security concerns, that is to say avoid the current flow during times when electricity use is not required. They may be motivated by saving energy also as an extension cord plugged into an outlet delivers continuous power. Now, as we just mentioned, there are times where it is not necessary.


How to connect the wire to the switch?

The first operation is to open the switch. Different models exist. Sometimes it is necessary to unscrew a small bolt to separate the whole into two parts, the base and lid. The notches are then exposed. They are designed in the manner of small pipes in the channels which the ends of the exposed son are introduced to be set by the screw thread device. To expose the ends of the son of the extension, you can use the wire cutters or simply by burning with a lighter or match the sheath of the wire and then remove using fingers the melted by the flame. This should only be done on one of two paired son of the extension. Indeed, a wire must be whole without the need to break or to lay bare. It is still introduced into the device which is the switch, so that two paired son enter and leave the device in question. The button is the trigger for contact or isolation of both ends of son included in the check marks works in a system of catch and spring. This button is made with insulating material to prevent electric shock to whoever operates.

When connecting a cord to a switch

To expose a piece of string longer than can fit on the insulating unit of the switch is a big mistake. Besides the risk of electric shock when handling assembly, son touching other units can produce heat which can eventually melt the switch or at least, rendered ineffective because both coaches are no longer isolated. Mounting an extension with low capacity son then being considered for use of major appliances is also a mistake to avoid. The son of heating melts the protective sheath and also the risk of fire, a short circuit is inevitable not to mention the loss of devices connected and extension. Clearly connect one end of the extension cord into the wall outlet while the other end is not yet complete source of accidents is of incalculable consequences.