AC WORKS® Library — cord safety

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: Wrapping Cords

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

We’re sure that your home or workplace has dozens, if not hundreds of electrical or data cables. Keeping them coiled up and organized not only looks nice, but it helps the overall longevity of the cable. The first thing to remember is that cables have a natural coil for them. If you fight them and twist them opposite of their coil, you could also end up twisting the copper wiring, too. After a long period of doing it incorrectly, you could also end up fraying the cable which can be dangerous. A frayed cable means the cable is cut or...

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