AC WORKS™ Connector — Standard Household Voltage

Residential Outlets

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

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...

Read more →

Polarized Vs. Non-polarized: Household Electrical Safety

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

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. 

Read more →

Differences Between Watts, Amps and Volts Explained

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

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).

Read more →

What nobody tells you about power

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

What do you think of when you hear the word power?  POWER.  Most people think of having a power over someone or something.  The first thing that comes to mind is the ability to have a control or influence over something or someone. Even when you Google the word Power, the first three definitions are all about having power over people, places, things etc.  Is that the kind of power you really want?  Dave Grohl said, "No one is you and that is your power!"  That quote stuck with me.  It is a powerful quote and motivates you to be better and to not forget about yourself.

Read more →

Black Friday - Deal of the Day

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

AC WORKS™ Black Friday deal of the day, BF101 5-pack of outlet extenders. Limited quantities available.

Read more →