I have a pull chain ceiling light, very small.
The pull chain mechanism broke. Instead of buying a new mechanism I decided to try and do some Arduino experiments. Prior to that though I need the light to work because it's actually the light by which I solder and work.
So, I removed the pull chain mechanism (similar to this) added in some TL-6 Wires with alligator clips on them and attached that to a small switch. Just to get me up and running.
Shortly after doing this though that little voice in my head started voicing concerns. I have only ever used these wires for small projects. They have a very small gauge and I am worried that if to much is pulled through them there could be a fire.
I researched the wires and it says they can take a max of 1.5amps. Home electrical lines can send up to ~20 amps in the United States. My multimeter, assuming I am using correctly says that there is only 22 mila-amps going through the wire.
SO my questions are:
Should I immediately disconnect this and be thankful I'm not talking to my insurance company right now?
Do devices determine the amount of pulled amperage?
Does it sound reasonable that this like is only using 22 mA?