JB Goes Hollywood

We are going with a new approach to marketing. We have begun a TV Commercial ad campaign that will begin this October. The commercial is in post production now and will air for three months during the last quarter of the year.

If you need help with your home electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530 

We install chandeliers, fans and new lighting too!

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Roberto Cavalli Install

We have been contracted to install the electrical and low voltage at the new Roberto Cavalli store at the Premium Hills Outlets. It has been a six week project and it is nearly complete. We started the rough back in May and have been on site with our crew since the project began. We have had a few bumps here and there along the way but it all worked out as it usually does when we submit every day to the Lord Yeshua! We begin everyday in Word and prayer for everything from safety to protection and everything in between.

Existing Panel

The existing panel was from the prior tenant. Some of our circuits were already run through existing conduit along the ceiling of which we were able to use for some of our front of house electrical runs however, we had to get the wires into the panel from above and from the automated panel that we removed which was right next to the panel we were going to use. It was a large process to move the existing circuits into the “new” panel and then insert the existing runs that were over to the panel through conduits. So, we installed j-boxes 13′ above floor finish (AFF) and connected them into the panel with 3/4″ and 1″ conduit runs. We ran new conduits down the wall attached to unistrut and into the panel where we were able to connect our runs in the j-boxes. We did other things to get it done but the blessing with this process is that we were able to use the existing panel to lengthen some of our wires with wire nuts in order to make it to the breakers. Much like a large junction box.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting 101 is as easy as apple pie. It’s not however, predictable.

Why is it easy? Because only so much can go wrong.

  1. Know that the problem should always be first addressed from the power source. Tripped breaker, loose wire etc.
  2. Check the load for broken or missing parts like a burnt out or missing lamp.
  3. Then check for wrong or damaged switching our outlets etc.
  4. Check to see if load wire has been interrupted like a junction in the middle or a broken or damaged wire.

Remember to hire a qualified electrician to troubleshoot your electrical problem. JB Electric in no way endorses anyone to try and troubleshoot electrical.

If you need help troubleshooting an electrical problem call us.

951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Palm Springs Service Call

We received a call from a Realtor who said that he had been receiving electrical quotes for around $2,000 for lighting circuits and outlets that were not working. He told me he thought the bids were excessive and I agreed. I told the Realtor that we could come do the work for an hourly rate  and have it working in short order and it would be a fraction of the cost.

We finished the job in 3 hours.

If you need assistance with an electrical problem, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Service Panels

Changing or upgrading your homes Service Panel is almost necessary theses days. If you buy new appliances, each new appliance comes with an information packet. In the specification section of that packet you will find information on load calculation and the minimum circuit size required for that item.

Total Capacity (Cu. Ft.)

Shelf Area (Sq. Ft.)

Annual Energy (kWH)

Annual Energy Cost (.12 / kWH)

Power Supply Connection Location

Voltage Rating

Connected Load (kW rating) @ 115 Volts1

Amps @ 115 = Volts 115V / 60Hz / 20Amps

Minimum Circuit Required (Amps) = 20Amps

This example is a standard double door refrigerator. If this were a single wide then you could replace these numbers with

Amps @ 115 = Volts 115V / 60Hz / 15Amps.

In either case this means you need a dedicated outlet specifically for these. Today’s appliances don’t go to well with older homes. These new appliances take more power to operate. And with all of the new gadgetry we demand more from our electrical panels.

In older homes you may have a 100Amp Panel that feeds your home. If that’s the case, you won’t have the ampacity to maintain the electrical load that you are generating if you have a new Refrigerator, Clothes Dryer, Microwave, Tower Heater, and Garage Door opener especially if you calculate 20 Outlets being used and general Lighting Load.

A new 200Amp Service Panel will give you ample allowance for these new appliances plus any future plans you may have such as a Welder and a new Jacuzzi, If your home is 1200 sq. ft. to around 2000 Sq. ft. A 200Amp Panel should be adequate pending the load calculation. If you are live in a larger home than 2000 Sq. ft. then you should consider a 400Amp panel upgrade. This gives you options for a 200Amp Sub Panel that can feed a new addition or large 2nd story apartment.

If you need assistance with a Panel Upgrade call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Car Chargers for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Charging time for 100 km of BEV range Power supply Power Voltage Max. current
6–8 hours Single phase 3.3 kW 230 V AC 16 A
3–4 hours Single phase 7.4 kW 230 V AC 32 A
2–3 hours Three phase 10 kW 400 V AC 16 A
1–2 hours Three phase 22 kW 400 V AC 32 A
20–30 minutes Three phase 43 kW 400 V AC 63 A
20–30 minutes Direct current 50 kW 400–500 V DC 100–125 A
10 minutes Direct current 120 kW 300–500 V DC 300–350 A

Above is a charging Guide for most common Hybrid Vehicles. (From Wikipedia)

JB Electric installs Car Charging Stations for businesses or for Home Charging Systems. Located in Beaumont, CA. We operate throughout the San Gorgonio Pass and surrounding areas; Banning, Hemet, Beaumont, Cherry Valley, Cabazon, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Redlands, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside and Big Bear.

The vehicle is connected to the power grid through standard socket-outlets present in residences, which depending on the country are usually rated at around 10 A. To use mode 1, the electrical installation must comply with the safety regulations and must have an earthing system, a circuit breaker to protect against overload and an earth leakage protection. The sockets have blanking devices to prevent accidental contacts.

The first limitation is the available power, to avoid risks of:

  • Heating of the socket and cables following intensive use for several hours at or near the maximum power (which varies from 8 to 16 A depending on the country).
  • Fire or electric injury risks if the electrical installation is obsolete or if certain protective devices are absent.

The second limitation is related to the installation’s power management.

  • As the charging socket shares a feeder from the switchboard with other sockets (no dedicated circuit) if the sum of consumptions exceeds the protection limit (in general 16 A), the circuit-breaker will trip, stopping the charging.

All these factors impose a limit on the power in mode 1, for safety and service quality reasons. This limit is currently being defined, and the value of 10 A appears to be the best compromise.

Mode 2: Domestic socket and cable with a protection device

The vehicle is connected to the main power grid via household socket-outlets. Charging is done via a single-phase or three-phase network and installation of an earthing cable. A protection device is built into the cable. This solution is more expensive than Mode 1 due to the specificity of the cable.

Mode 3: Specific socket on a dedicated circuit

The vehicle is connected directly to the electrical network via specific socket and plug and a dedicated circuit. A control and protection function is also installed permanently in the installation. This is the only charging mode that meets the applicable standards regulating electrical installations. It also allows loadshedding so that electrical household appliances can be operated during vehicle charging or on the contrary optimise the electric vehicle charging time.

Mode 4: Direct current (DC) connection for fast recharging

The electric vehicle is connected to the main power grid through an external charger. Control and protection functions and the vehicle charging cable are installed permanently in the installation.

 

All information is from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charging_station#Residential_charging

 

Livin’ the Dream

JB Electric and family are excited to have this great opportunity to work in the electrical field. There are thousands of homes in our area that need an electrician. We want to be that team that meets your needs as a consumer. We can install that Fan, Chandelier, Outlet, Switch, Panel, LED, Solar, Swimming PoolHot Tub, Car Charger, Photo Sensor, Sub Panel, Underground, Alarm, Automated Lighting Control, Temporary Power Pole, Parking lot Light, Commercial Electrical lightingCommercial Electrical outlets, Emergency lighting, Exit signs, Smoke Alarms, Sconces and Occupancy Sensors.

Give us a call; 951-522-6530

Visit our website www.jb-electric.net

Feelings nothing more

I find it challenging to understand how the client may or may not be feeling about the job we are doing…so I ask. Who doesn’t want to know what kind of job that they are doing? After all we are in the service industry. If we don’t do a good job then, what’s the point? Communication and consideration is always a right decision in business. And I’m not afraid of giving away free tasks in order to please a customer… small tasks. If your client is unhappy, you should try to appease them with the little things. As service technicians we tend to have a “get r done” attitude, well what I mean is “get r done and leave”. While some customers are good with that, others need more, like little extra’s that they feel entitled to because they have spent a fortune on us for just installing every electrical upgrade that a home can handle. All I’m saying is that all customers are different. Sounds simple, but it took me years to understand the full dynamics of that and I’m still learning. You have to guard your heart with all diligence. Keep in mind that some of your client’s goal, is to get something for nothing and you need to remember that too. But changing something that you did that they would like done a little better, is something you should always consider before leaving the job.

Back in Business

After 7 long years with a lot of bad economic news and clients holding on to their hard earned cash, our company is picking up new people and new clients. We trust in the Lord for all of our people and finances. It’s truly God who sends the rain on all of us, the just and the unjust. JB Electric is established with a faith based approach to our family business. We pray every morning before we leave for the jobs that the Lord has provided for that day. Among other things, we pray for the protection of our people and our clients property too. This is a second chance for us. A certain amount personal tragedies came along with the economic crash of 2008 and it didn’t look good for our contracting business. But after the tragedies, God began to fix the underlying problems and building and getting us ready for a “Hope and a Future” and boy did He! It has been on big ride from “Glory to Glory”. And with that, we are back in business. Thank you Lord!

Installing Chandeliers

Chandeliers are a great addition to your home. You may be a little overwhelmed by the imposing height of your ceiling for the new Chandelier you just bought. Well don’t be. JB Electric can install it at a reasonable cost. If you need a Chandelier installed, Give us a call for a quote today.