How to repair appliances you’ve broken
As much as you’d like to, you can’t repair appliances unless you know they’re broken.
To that end, we’ve created this handy guide to help you find the right parts for your next repair.
You’ll want to use an outlet with a 5-foot outlet.
A 12-foot-long (3.8 meter) outlet is usually the best option for a 12-volt appliance, because it can easily handle more than 12 amps.
A 6-foot (1.2 meter) or 10-foot by 2.4-foot long (1 meter by 2 meters) outlet can handle a 10-amp amp, but you’ll need a shorter outlet to fit your appliance.
If you’re looking for an 8-volt outlet, the 7-foot or 7-meter by 2-meter (2.8 by 2 m) outlets work well for this job.
If the appliance you’re repairing is an electrical outlet, you’ll want an outlet that has the proper breaker protection to avoid damage to the appliance’s power cord.
If there’s no outlet with proper protection, you should use a 10 amp outlet.
Check the label to be sure that it’s the right size for your appliance, which is usually about 12 inches (3 meters) long by 3 feet (1 m) wide by 4 feet (0.9 m) deep.
If a 12 volt appliance is being repaired, use a 12 amp outlet to power the appliance.
This means you’ll have to use the power cord’s 5-volt receptacle to charge the appliance, and it won’t be able to handle more amps.
Be sure to use a breaker-free outlet.
When you plug the appliance in, it will charge a 12 volts AC outlet, but the outlet’s voltage will be cut off at 3 amps.
If your outlet has a 3-amp breaker, you don’t want to connect a 12 Volt outlet to it.
For this reason, you want to make sure the outlet has at least a 2-amp circuit breaker.
If it doesn’t have a breaker, the outlet won’t charge the electrical appliance.
Check to make certain that the outlet is at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) long.
If this isn’t the case, the breaker can break the outlet and cause damage.
If, however, the power supply for the outlet hasn’t been replaced in a while, it may be necessary to replace the breaker.
To replace the power source, use the 12 volt outlet.
If power is still being supplied, plug in the 5-amp receptacle.
The appliance should now charge the 12 volts outlet.
This will recharge the appliance at the correct voltage.
If electricity is still not being delivered, check the outlet to make absolutely sure it has a 5 volt outlet and it’s fully charged.
The outlet should then charge at the same voltage as the outlet, which means the appliance will power up at full capacity.
If electrical power isn’t being delivered to the outlet properly, your appliance won’t work.
Check for cracks.
When the appliance is charging at full power, it can’t handle any more amps because the power cords will be too short to handle the amps.
Check that the cord is shorter than the outlet by about an inch (3 mm).
If it’s not, it’s probably not the correct size.
To get the proper outlet size, use an old appliance to see if the outlet fits properly.
If not, you may need to replace it.
If any of the following is happening, you’re likely to need to make another repair: The appliance is not fully charged When the outlet was never plugged in in the first place You don’t have the correct cord or breaker protection