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Extending 20AWG of Ikea VAXMYRA, What to look out for

The lights are low voltage 24V with a separate ANSLUTA driver. You should not make any modifications to the ANSLUTA. But extending the VAXMYRA is a very safe thing to do because the voltage (24V) and ...
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Lava lamp UK to Canada

Strictly speaking, in going from 240V 30W to 120V 30W, you have doubled the current in the wiring. But when you work out the current, it's gone from 0.125A to 0.25A. That's such a small current that ...
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Lava lamp UK to Canada

Most cordage in the world has a minimum of 300v with 600v being more common the reason this lamp should not be used in North America is a fault will most likely be on a much larger circuit without ...
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Why does 120V line measure 26V?

When you open up a box to do a specific task, you often find wires that are either totally unrelated to your task, or dual-use: used by your task and also other unrelated things. And this is where ...
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What could be causing the voltage drop in light sockets of my bedroom

Whoever wired your lights did a no-no Basically, whoever wired your lights decided to "bootleg" neutral (the 0 point in 120-0-120 split phase power) off of the grounding system (or connect ...
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Can I replace a 115 V doorbell transformer with a 120 V doorbell transformer?

There are 3 issues here. The one in the title is actually the least of the concerns: 115V to 120V The US electric supply has gradually increased the standard voltage over the past century from 110V ...
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