AC WORKS® Connector — Grounding Safety

Why Grounding Your Dryer is Important

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

Did you know some dryer plugs are 3-prong and others are 4-prong?  Have you wondered why this is or have you had trouble connecting your dryer to your home electrical dryer outlet because they don’t match? The old style of 3-prong dryer cords did not include a ground wire.  Changes in the National Electrical Code now require dryers to be wired with a ground wire.  This means the cords now have 4-prong plugs.  There are some cases where you cannot plug your dryer into your receptacle.  This is because you may have an old dryer and a new construction home...

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Why Grounding is so Important

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

In Electrical, the ground or earth is the common point of return for an electrical current.  There are many reasons an electrical current will be connected to a ground or earth.  The main purpose of grounding is to avoid and prevent any harm to the user who may be in contact with any electrical leakage or fault.

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