Thursday, September 20, 2012

Electrical Box

The electricity for your light bulbs, comes from wires in the ceiling and walls.
(From: Wikipedia - electrical wiring)

Those wires go through the walls and end up in something called an electrical box, or breaker box.
In many homes it's found in the basement.
All the wires go into the electrical box, and there are switches like a light switch that can turn the electricity off for the whole house!
electrical box
(From: Wikipedia - circuit breaker panel)

The electricity comes into the electrical box from big wires that that go all the way back to the power company.