AC WORKS® Connector — January 2018

AC Wiring Basics

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AC stands for Alternating Current. AC is the type of electricity used for homes and other buildings.  A basic understanding of AC power is essential if you are a homeowner, want or need to change out any basic electrical in your home or want to know how the power in your home works.  It is essential you don’t work on anything electrical in your home or other buildings if you are unsure what you are doing.  There is no reason to risk the safety of yourself and your home. 

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Polarized Vs. Non-polarized: Household Electrical Safety

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In North America, with a 110V circuit, polarized outlets and plugs are used as a safety feature.  A common question is "Why does my 2-prong style plug have different sized metal pins?"  Find the answer to this and more. 

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Differences Between Watts, Amps and Volts Explained

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Electricity consists of electrons flowing through a conductor, such as an electrical wire. Electricity is measured as an electric current. The electric current (I) is measured in Amps (A). Electrical pressure, the strength of the current or voltage (V) is what makes the current flow. Watts are the electrical power released. The most basic units of electricity are Voltage (V), Watts (W), and Amps (A).

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Cable Jackets: Their purpose and protection, explained.

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Most AC WORKS™ brand products are designed, with protecting your cables, in mind.  A jacketed cable surrounds two or more wires running alongside each other to form one protected cable. It is a protective outer covering for your wires. It can also be referred to as a Sheath. The cable jacket itself acts like the first line of defense for the inner components, keeping them protected and safe. There are inner and outer cable jackets on some cables. 

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NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

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NEMA is an acronym for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. 

The association represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security.

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