AC WORKS® Library — Amps

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: AWG

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For all of our power cords for sale, you will see a number followed by the letters “AWG.” You’re probably wondering, what does this mean?AWG stands for The American Wire Gauge. This is a standard wire gauge system based in the United States, while Canada uses the International Standard. It is a standard specification for the diameters of wires used in power cords.We offer a handy chart to help you pick out the correct gauge wire for your projects. This can be found on our website.Please check out our website to read informative blogs about similar topics, and to see...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Generator Power Capacity

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There are many different generators for many different purposes. Whatever the purpose may be, there is always a maximum capacity. Usually, this is printed on the outside of the generator. What is the capacity? The capacity is the highest amount of power that can be used at one time. The capacity is very rarely reached all the time. Please check out our website to read informative blogs about similar topics, and to see our various adapters and cords for your power solution needs. Check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Give us a like and subscribe to our youtube...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Understanding NEMA Configurations

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Here is the first edition of AC WORKS™ Wisdom! When trying to decide what kind of electrical adapter or electrical cable you need, it is important to understand NEMA configurations. Each male plug and female connector has a unique pin configuration and abilities. These were laid out in a chart by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. In this video, we explain each part of the NEMA configuration and what it means. To keep it simple, we start off with a household outlet and plug, and another variation you have probably seen before. In the next videos, we will continue to...

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