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: 4-Prong Adapter User Manual

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

If you have an older house, built before 1996 with a 3-prong dryer outlet, and are using a new dryer, with a 4-prong dryer plug.  You can use part number S10301430-018 to power your dryer. Because the outlet you have does not allow your dryer to become grounded, our adapter also has that grounding solution for you.  

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