AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why Are Male & Female NEMA Configurations Flipped

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

When looking at our AC WORKS® brand extension cords and adapters, you may think that the plug or connectors may not match up with yours. You look directly at your plug or connector, but the corresponding NEMA configuration on the adapter or cord you are looking to purchase is flipped. Why is that?

This is a sort of optical illusion that we might see in other things, too. The first thing to remember when picking out the appropriate NEMA configurations for your need is to look head-on at the outlet and plug you are trying to identify. This is easy to remember with an outlet because the outlet is usually already flat and facing us. But, sometimes when we think of a plug, we think of the outlet’s configuration. This will work but when it comes to identifying the plug online, the NEMA configuration will be showing the plug as if we are looking at it head-on.

If you are unsure of the configuration that you need, please feel free to reach out to us with a phone call, text, or email. Sending us pictures of the outlet and plug you are trying to adapt helps too!

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