Caution: DIYs are very interesting and for people who are very handy. However, before you follow the steps detailed in this DIY, ensure you have adequate knowledge as to how to use a multi-meter. This is very important because you would be dealing with up to 230 volts of electricity which can kill. If you don’t have enough experience in this area, please seek the aid of a professional.
Here is a step-by-step approach on how to use multi-meter to test your house wiring:
Step 1: Set your multi-meter to the AC voltage two hundred volts (200 volts) setting.
Step 2: Plug the probes into the multi-meter and then place the other ends into the holes of one of your sockets.
Step 3: Give it a few seconds, and you should get a reading of what voltage is in the circuit.
You can do this from any outlet in your home, as it will give you an indication of the power throughout your home.
If you get a reading of between 220 – 240 volts, you should be fine as that is the voltage used in Nigeria. Otherwise, get the help of a professional to assess the state of your wiring so that he can help you figure out whether you need a rewiring or just to change some sockets or appliances.
Do this quickly as this may be the reason why a fire outbreak or an incident of electrocution is prevented.
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