AC WORKS® Library — 4-prong adapters

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: What "125/250 Volts" Means

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

When looking at our product descriptions, you’ll often notice a “125/250 Volts” for our products with 4 prongs. You are probably wondering “what does this mean?” or “how does this affect what I will be using this adapter for?”We have the answers for you.For most 4-prong adapters and even NEMA configurations, there are two hot wires. They are called hot wires because they are the wires used to carry the electricity. When you have two hot wires, you have two sources of 125 volts. If your application for our adapter only requires 125 volts, then only one hot wire will...

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User Manual: S14301030-018 Product

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

If you have a new house or a home built after 1996 with a 4-prong outlet, and you are using an older dryer, which is a 3-prong dryer plug. This adapter cord will help you connect your 3-prong dryer cord to your 4-prong dryer outlet. The difference between the 3-prong and 4-prong outlet is the ground pin. For your dryer to be grounded, please follow the instructions below: 1. Unscrew one of the screws on the outside of the metal dryer case. It can be any one of them, so long as it is touching the metal dryer case. 2....

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