AC WORKS™ Connector — Christopher Hahn

Green Dot Receptacles

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Electrical receptacles, also known as outlets, need to follow certain guidelines and pass specific tests no matter what they may be used for. Each different grade of the receptacle is clearly marked with their classification. One of these classifications is marked with a green dot. What does it mean? Green dot receptacles are marked to designate they are Hospital Grade. Another designation of “Hospital Grade” or “Hosp. Grade” is printed on the back of the receptacle. First off, these receptacles must qualify for UL certifications that general use receptacles must also qualify for. Then, these receptacles must undergo a different...

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Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

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While using electrical appliances and regular household items is safe, there are some practices that we tend not to think of that can help prevent electrical fires at home. When it comes to electrical cords or extension cords, always be sure to check that they are not worn or frayed. If a copper wire is exposed, the passing current can heat up its surroundings which could potentially lead to shock or even a fire. It is best to discard any cords with an exposed wire. A good tip to keep cords from getting worn or frayed is to hold the plug...

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Locking vs Straight-blade

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Many of our customers are contractors, welders, or constructions workers and they may already know the answer to this: what exactly are locking plugs and connectors and why do they exist? For those who are just getting into the electrical business, construction, welding, or some form of DIY work, this blog post is for you. I’m sure most of the outlets you see are the typical 3-prong straight-blade household connectors such as this one.  These are typically used for very light duty “around the house” type work. It is easy to plug into and to unplug from for 15 Amp,...

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Meet Chris, Marketing Coordinator

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As the company grows, there are more projects and a lot more content needing to be created.  Within our Marketing department, we were unable to get the project done, we had hoped to complete.  Hiring a marketing coordinator was the answer. 

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