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Outdoor Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

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Last week we talked about how to decorate your home safely during the holidays and today we are going to point out the safety tips for outdoor holiday decorating.  Holiday decorations can be the cause of many electrical and fire hazards, so it is important to take precautions.  When hanging lights outside your home make sure you follow some of the same tips from last week’s Holiday Lighting Safety article and in addition to those you need to be sure any extension cords you are using are indoor/outdoor cords.  When you are using electrical lights outside you want to be...

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Residential Outlets

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There are many types of outlets on the market today.  In your home, you may have more than one type of outlet installed.  Your kitchen and garage may have a different style of outlet then your bathroom or living room and if your home is older you may have old outlets or more than one type because updates were started and never completed.  We want to help you define what types of outlets you have in your home and why.  Outlets have a hot wire and a neutral wire. These wires deliver electricity to and from your power source.  Receptacles...

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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.  They are used to help ensure the complete circle of electricity in a circuit, keeping the hot-wired pin in the hot-wired side of the outlet and the same for the neutral side and pin.  Some machines require polarized plugs for proper functioning. 

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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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Cyber Monday Deal of the Day

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Did you start setting up your holiday displays this weekend and realize you don't have the flexibility you need with your extension cords and power strips.  We have a solution to your problem, today, with our Cyber Monday deal of the day.  

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