AC WORKS® Connector — Voltage Drop

the WRAP UP October 2020, Issue Ten

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How to Reduce Voltage Drop With AC WORKS® Products

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When you are using equipment with a long extension cord, usually 50ft or longer, the voltage rating can drop since the electricity has a longer than the normal distance to travel. It’s usually not significant with lower wattage or lighter duty appliances, but it is much more noticeable with heavier-duty equipment. To help reduce voltage drop, we created a heavy-duty cable with 12 gauge wire that is normally used with 20 amps and a super duty cable with 10 gauge wire that is normally used with 30 amps. The connections are still just for regular household usage, so the most...

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Cord Length Matters

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Extension cords are commonly purchased power solutions in many situations.  You can use them in your home or office, on your job site, for yard work, and more.  They are used to provide power to hard to reach places or when you are moving around and need the power to follow you, like in yard work.  Are extension cords safe or not is the great debate.  They can be dangerous or a safety hazard depending on the location of the job.  Cords lying around all over the place are a tripping hazard or even cause shock.  If you are working...

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