Design and Construction Of Extension Box and Wiring Of Lighting Points: (Students’ Work Experience Programme, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria)
O. B. Oguntuase, O. L. Daniyan, T. E. Fabunmi
Corresponding Author : O. B. Oguntuase
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
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Received : 2014-03-17 Accepted : 2014-04-02 Published : 2014-04-02
Abstract : The students’ Work Experience Programme (SWEP) is part of effort geared towards promoting practical application of acquired theoretical knowledge so as to develop students’ innovative and creative abilities as well as skills relevant to their chosen career. During the 2012/2013 SWEP activities, students were given practical exposure in key aspects of engineering such as mechanical, civil and electrical. This report clearly describes the electrical activities carried out during the 2012/2013 Students’ Work Experience Programme (SWEP) undertaken at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. Electrical activities undertaken include: construction of extension boxes and wiring of lighting points in series and parallel using 2.5 mm flexible wire, 2.5mm3 core-cable, sockets, 3×6 mm pattress boxes, 13amps plug , 13 and 15 amp fuse,Junction boxes, etc.Performance evaluations of the developed materials were carried out with electric current flowing through the extension boxes when powered. Also, wires connected in parallel produces very bright illumination because the voltage is the same and not shared but the current varies hence, when one lamp goes off , others are not affected unlike series connection in which the same current flows and the voltage is divided between the lamps producing very dull illumination. Also, when one lamp goes off, all the lamps are put off as well because the current is broken.
Keywords : Cable, Current, Lighting Points, Pattress boxes, Voltage
Citation : O. B. Oguntuase, et al (2014) Design and Construction Of Extension Box and Wiring Of Lighting Points: (Students’ Work Experience Programme, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria). J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V1I2.04 DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.890922
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