AC WORKS™ Library — Electrical Safety

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Why Your Dryer Needs to be Grounded

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Grounding is the common point of return for an electrical current. It is in place as a safety measure to prevent harm to the user if there happens to be a fault. It can most easily be identified as the round shaped or U-shaped pin on plugs and outlets.

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Powering Your RV With a Generator

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

If you are new to RVing or are an experienced RVer, you may run into a situation you maybe haven’t planned for before. As we have discussed previously, there are usually two types of RVs: 30 amp and 50 amp. At the campground you stay at, there are usually the corresponding connections for your RV. With either of those connections, you should be able to get the full power you need to run the necessary appliances. But, what if the campground is without power? Or what if you go completely off the gird and must rely on your generator to...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Electrical Safety With Pets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Saturday, March 23, 2019, is National Puppy Day and to celebrate those adorable doggies we want to share some electrical safety tips in your home to protect your pet, prevent hazards in your home, and keep everyone safe.

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Why Grounding Electrical Connections is Important

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

There are many times when using electrical equipment that you may ask yourself, why does this need to be grounded? What is grounding? Why did my electrical equipment or adapter come with a green wire? Grounding is the common point of return for an electrical current. It is in place as a safety measure to prevent harm to the user if there happens to be a fault. In your home, the grounding connection is easily identified as the U-shaped round hole in a regular household outlet. If you have a home that was built prior to 1969, you’ll most likely...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: How to Pick Your Emergency Power System

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

When preparing your home for the possibility of a power outage there may be a lot of important questions that come to mind: Should I get a transfer switch installed? What configuration should I get for my inlet box? How many watts should I go for? What is absolutely necessary to power in my house until the power lines are restored? Which outlets on a generator should I look for? What wattage should my generator be?In this video, we will answer all of these questions. We help you decide which generator connections and inlet connections you need, as well as...

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