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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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Level Two Charging Complications for Chevy EV's
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Level Two Charging Complications for Chevy EV's

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

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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the WRAP UP Season Eight: Tips From Tony

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Tips From Tony When talking about the different NEMA configurations, it is important to remember what P and R stand for. P will always stand for the male plug side, while R will always stand for the female receptacle. P and R can never be used for opposite ends, and they don't stand for anything else.

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We're Hiring a Warehouse Assistant

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Do you have warehouse experience?  Do you know someone who does?  Take a look at this Warehouse Assistant position with competitive pay and opportunities.   Warehouse Assistant We are looking for an organized and motivated Warehouse Assistant with a willingness to learn new processes and procedures.  Responsibilities include helping with shipments, inventory tracking, organizing stock, cleaning the warehouse, and is comfortable with helping other departments as needed.  The ideal candidate is a motivated and quick learner who is comfortable working on their feet, focused, and experienced in warehouse logistics. This position will start part-time at 20+ hours per week, with a...

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