When you’re hanging your outdoor Christmas lights, it’s normal to experience a few problems. One of the most common issues is having your lights blow fuses.
This can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you’ve gone to all the trouble of wrapping your trees and bushes in festive cheer. But understanding why it happens can help you prevent it from happening in the future.
The most common reason why outdoor Christmas lights keep blowing fuses is due to an overload of electricity. When too many strands of lights are plugged into the same outlet, or too many outlets are connected together, it can cause an overload that trips the fuse. Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor Christmas lights, the wattage of each strand can add up if you have too many plugged into one outlet.
Another cause for blown fuses could be faulty wiring or bulbs. If any one bulb goes bad, then it can draw more electricity than normal and create an overload that trips the fuse. It’s also possible for faulty wiring between strands to cause them to draw too much power and trip the fuse.
Finally, if your outdoor Christmas lights are old or have been stored away improperly during other months of the year, this can also lead to blown fuses. If cords become frayed over time or become exposed to moisture while being stored away they can become corroded and draw more power than usual.
The most common reason why outdoor Christmas lights keep blowing fuses is due to an overload of electricity or faulty wiring or bulbs. Additionally, old wires and improper storage may also be contributing factors. To prevent this issue from happening again in the future, make sure not to overload any one outlet with too many strands of lights and check for any signs of frayed wires or corroded connections before plugging them in.