AC WORKS™ Connector — October 2018

AC WORKS™ Brand Products Available for Purchase in your Preferred Marketplace

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

AC WORKS™ Brand is reliable and durable power connection products.  We want our customers to have the very best customer experience when shopping for our products.  Although we do have our own shop AC Connectors, we will never discourage you from buying our products in your favorite shopping channel.  Sometimes buying from another channel can be beneficial to you and your shopping needs.  We have had customers who were unable to get the shipping speed and cost that meets their needs with our website, so we referred them to buy our product on Amazon where they can, as a Prime...

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Green Dot Receptacles

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

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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Medical and Hospital Grade Power Supply Requirements

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

AC Connectors carries medical and hospital grade power-supply products that are compatible with North American standards and requirements.  Molded-on Plugs and Connectors follow UL 817 and CSA C22.2 requirements for NEMA 5-15, NEMA 5-20, NEMA 6-15 and NEMA 6-20.  Medical and Hospital grade power connections have special standards that are required by UL and thoroughly tested prior to use.  Special standards/requirements must be met for a power connection product to be called medical or hospital grade.  Both medical and hospital grades have differences but exceed the manufacturing of household or residential power supplies.  These products have nickel-plated pins and terminals,...

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