AC WORKS™ Library — Electrical 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: The Many Uses of a Dryer Outlet

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We have discussed dryer outlets and adapters briefly in a previous edition of AC WORKS™ Wisdom, but we are going to dive deeper into just how useful a dryer outlet can be with the use of our adapters. 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 channel to see more videos just like this one. Shoot us an email if there is a topic you would...

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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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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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User Manual: S10301430-018 Product

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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 has that grounding solution for you.  Plug the grounding pin, from our adapter cord, into your household outlet and your dryer will be grounded. Please follow the directions below:  1. Plug in both ends of the adapter; the 4-prong plug from your dryer into the 4-prong female end of this...

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