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the WRAP UP February 2021, Issue Fourteen

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Level Two Charging Complications for Chevy EV's
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How to Reduce Voltage Drop With AC WORKS® Products

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When you are using equipment with a long extension cord, usually 50ft or longer, the voltage rating can drop since the electricity has a longer than the normal distance to travel. It’s usually not significant with lower wattage or lighter duty appliances, but it is much more noticeable with heavier-duty equipment. To help reduce voltage drop, we created a heavy-duty cable with 12 gauge wire that is normally used with 20 amps and a super duty cable with 10 gauge wire that is normally used with 30 amps. The connections are still just for regular household usage, so the most...

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What are the Differences Between Surge Protectors and Circuit Breakers?

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There can be a wide variety of protective technology built into an electrical appliance, but the two most common are surge protectors and circuit breakers. So what is the difference between the two? Surge protectors protect your electrical appliances from voltage spikes. A voltage spike is when a cord or appliance exceeds the voltage it is rated for, resulting in permanent damage to your appliance. The most common places you will see these installed are power strips like our PSROT-072. Usually, you will have computers, TVs, entertainment systems, and office equipment plugged into one of these. The most common cause...

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Chevy owners have reached out to us saying the portable charger lists it is able to go up to 240 volts and try to purchase our adapters to do so. There are 240-volt outlets around the house, and we do have adapters to fit them, but it still won't work. Let’s use AD1430520 as an example. Again, the portable cable has a household plug, which fits into the connector end of this adapter, but it will only operate at 120 volts. The connector end of this adapter is wired to function as a regular household outlet at 120 volts.

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the WRAP UP Issue Eight: Industry News

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Industry News Level 2 Charging Research We have had customers reach out to us in search of a level 2 charger for the Chevrolet Bolt/Volt models. We learned the vehicles only come with a level 1 regular household charging cable. The customers are trying to adapt to the 240V outlets they have. Currently, we do not have a product that will adapt to a level 2 charging ability. As you read this, we are researching and planning ways we can adapt their cables and bring them a solution. Besides the level 1 charger, the other charging option offered by Chevrolet...

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