Overcome Bad Electricity in an Easy and Practical Way

Hello, friend Summarized! Have you ever experienced bad electricity at home or office? Jeglek electricity is a condition when the electric voltage fluctuates suddenly and is unstable. Bad electricity can be caused by various factors, such as interference with the PLN network, too much electricity, or poor quality electrical installations.

Bad electricity can cause various problems, such as:

  • Electronic equipment becomes damaged or does not function properly
  • The lights get dim or flicker
  • The plug becomes hot or melts
  • Electrical wires become shorted or burnt
  • The risk of fire or electric shock is increased

For this reason, it is very important to deal with bad electricity before bad things happen. Here are some easy and practical ways to deal with bad electricity that you can try:

1. Check the PLN Electrical Network

The first step you have to take is to check if there is any interference with the PLN electricity network in your area. You can check it through the website, application, or the PLN call center. If there is a disturbance, you can report it to PLN so that it is handled immediately. If there are no interruptions, proceed to the next step.

2. Check the Electrical Load

The second step is to check the electrical load that you use at home or office. Electrical load is the amount of power used by all the electronic equipment that is on. If the electrical load exceeds the power capacity provided by the PLN, bad electricity will occur.

To calculate the electrical load, you can use the following formula:

Electrical load (watts) = number of electronic equipment x power of each equipment (watts)

Example:

You have 10 lamps with a power of 10 watts, 2 fans with a power of 50 watts, 1 TV with a power of 100 watts, and 1 AC with a power of 500 watts. Then the electrical load that you use is:

Electric load = (10 x 10) + (2 x 50) + (1 x 100) + (1 x 500)
Electrical load = 100 + 100 + 100 + 500
Electrical load = 800 watts

If the power capacity provided by the PLN in your home is 900 VA (volt amperes), then your electrical load is still safe. However, if the power capacity provided by the PLN in your home is 450 VA, then your electricity load has exceeded the limit.

To overcome this, you can do several things, such as:

  • Reducing the number of electronic equipment that is on simultaneously
  • Replacing power-intensive electronic equipment with energy-efficient ones
  • Increase PLN’s power capacity by submitting a request to PLN

3. Repair the Electrical Installation

The third step is to check and repair electrical installations at home or office. Bad electrical installations can cause the electric current to not run smoothly and cause bad electricity. Some signs of a bad electrical installation are:

  • Power cord that is chipped, torn, or otherwise in contact with other objects
  • Loose, cracked, or corroded socket
  • Switches that don’t work properly or jam frequently
  • MCB (miniature circuit breaker) which often trips or dies

To overcome this, you can do several things, such as:

  • Replace the damaged power cord with a new one
  • Repair or replace the problematic socket
  • Clean or replace a dirty or damaged switch
  • Check and reset the MCB that trips or turns off

However, if you don’t have sufficient knowledge and skills about electrical installation, you shouldn’t do this yourself. You can ask for help from a professional and experienced electrician to repair electrical installations at home or office.

Conclusion

Jeglek electricity is a condition when the electric voltage fluctuates suddenly and is unstable. Bad electricity can be caused by disturbances in the PLN network, too large an electricity load, or bad electrical installations. Bad electricity can cause electronic equipment to be damaged, lights to dim, electrical outlets to become hot, electrical wires to short circuits, and the risk of fire or electric shock increases.

To deal with bad electricity, you can do a number of easy and practical ways, such as:

  • Check the PLN electricity network
  • Check the electric load
  • Repair electrical installations

This is an article on how to deal with bad electricity easily and practically. Hopefully this is useful and helps you in dealing with bad electricity problems at home or office. If you have questions, suggestions, or experiences related to this topic, please write in the comments below. Thank you for reading this article to the end. See you in the next article!

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