Motors and Transmissions
Tools to Work on Motors and Transmissions
The motors and transmission system of an electrical device makes it possible to transfer energy from the power source towards the device or appliance that needs to be powered up. It transmits energy from one point to another through electrical wiring.
From the electric appliances in your home to big industrial equipment, just about all devices have some type of motor and/or transmission under the hood powering the device. If you want to repair these devices when they break, then it’s a must for you to know at least the basics of electrical wiring. Most small electrical wiring jobs are not that hard to handle if you have the proper tools. Of course, you can get in over your head pretty quick, so if you don't know what you are doing, its better to hire a professional to make the repair.
Most electrical repairs which are in line with electrical wiring will generally use common hand tools that are available in our houses, but sometimes it might need some specific and not so basic electrical tools which we also call as specialized tools for safety and precision.
For electrical equipments or devices, the electricity must have an uninterrupted path in order for it to flow from one point to another. It must not be blocked. If there is something which is blocking from the path then the flow of energy will be interrupted and would lead to failure of the device to turn on or work. The flow of energy is what the electrical testing equipment measures.
To avoid blockages or interruption of electrical flow in an electrical wiring, here are some tools which could help you troubleshoot the motors and transmission of an electrical device. But don’t worry because the tools needed are available in any hardware store or electrical wholesalers nationwide.
Here is the partial list of tools for assured uninterrupted motors transmission of electricity:
Screwdrivers: it is one of the must-haves for all home owners. It comes in different forms or types depending on its head. There is the Phillips head and flat-balded head. Screwdrivers helps tightens or loosens screws. So if you are going to purchase one make sure that the grip is rubberized.
Side Cutter Diagonal Pliers: These types of pliers are used to cut wire; so if the part of the electrical wiring is busted, you will need this type of pliers to cut it. These types of pliers are also called snips. The edge is purposely designed diagonally so as to get into very tight areas.
Voltmeters - It comes from two words volt and meter which simply means to measure volts. It is use to confirm voltages and verify if the wires or the path is “live”.
Wire Stripper: This tool is used to remove the covers or also known as insulation of a wire, which is usually done when you want to connect the wires to other devices. A reliable wire stripper will make taking out the insulation an easy task.
Circuit tester: This is a basic electrical tool utilized in working on all electrical motors and transmission. It is used to test if there is available or flowing electricity. It is used for the basics of troubleshooting the circuit powering the motor. If you don't have power, you don't have a working device.