AC WORKS® Connector — avoid overheating cords

What are the Differences Between Surge Protectors and Circuit Breakers?

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

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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The Importance of Unraveling Cords

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Last week, we discussed the importance of the warning tag you see on all of our extension cords and flexible adapters. There is one tip about unraveling cords while in use to prevent them from over-heating. Is this necessary? Even with small household items or household extension cords?

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