The Shocking Truth About Low Voltage Systems – Part 2
While the title of this week's blog is provocative, the subject at hand is a serious one - regardless of whether a system is low, medium, or high voltage, it only takes a tiny amount of amperage to cause the heart to stop. The National Electric Code defines a 'low voltage system' as anything under 49 volts - which could apply to a lot of systems in your house. Today, however, we'd like to discuss the systems most commonly interacted with by our electricians - landscape lighting, doorbell systems, phone, data & media, thermostats, and touch-plate switching and wiring systems. Please note: although low-voltage systems are considered 'safer' than high-voltage ones, this can be misleading as low-voltage systems can carry higher current - which can be more dangerous. As always, don't ever be afraid to call a licensed electrician to help with any electrical system or problem you might be facing.