Why Is Your Outlet Not Working

After installation, an electrical outlet persists in not working; or you discover that a plug that worked very well no longer supplies current. In both cases, you must try to understand what is going on before correcting the problem.

The Different Causes Of An Electrical Outlet Malfunction

The first thing to do is to detect the source of the problem: the direction of the electrical panel. Most often, an anomaly concerning an outlet will be caused by a problem with the circuit breaker.

Start by checking the circuit breaker associated with the electrical circuit concerned by the faulty socket or the connector plug (ปลั๊ก which is the term in Thai). If it is in the “off” position, it is because there is probably a fault in the circuit. When the electric current is too strong, the circuit breaker automatically cuts the power supply to avoid a possible short circuit. Then reset the circuit breaker and verify, using the desired outlet again, that it does not blow again.

If the circuit breaker goes “off” again, go to the next section. If the circuit breaker is raised and it seems to be working correctly, the problem is somewhere else. They may, for example, be faulty electrical cables. In this case, it also continues.

How To Fix An Electrical Outlet That Does Not Work

To repair an 3 socket plug (ปลั๊ก 3 ตา which is the term in Thai) that does not work, the procedure to follow depends on the cause detected.

The Problem Comes From The Type Of Device Plugged Into The Outlet

There are two ways to detect such a cause: either the circuit breaker blows each time you connect the same device; or you feel, when touched, that the grip is abnormally hot. The device is, therefore, probably too powerful.

In this case, you must either plug the device into another outlet or install a more powerful differential switch on the circuit concerned.

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