AC WORKS® Library — Electrical Safety

What Are The Differences Between Surge Protectors And Circuit Breakers?

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There can be a wide variety of protective technology built into an electrical appliance, but the two most common are surge protectors and circuit breakers. So what is the difference between the two? Surge protectors protect your electrical appliances from voltage spikes. A voltage spike is when a cord or appliance exceeds the voltage it is rated for, resulting in permanent damage to your appliance. The most common places you will see these installed are power strips like our PSROT-072. Usually, you will have computers, TVs, entertainment systems, and office equipment plugged into one of these. The most common cause...

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Unboxing CarGenerator™

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Late last year, an entrepreneur reached out to us because his customers were looking for one more step to bridge the gap between his invention and keeping the power on at home. His invention is CarGenerator™ and it functions exactly how it sounds. With a small backpack shaped case, you can power the necessities in your home using your car. The reviews say it’s incredibly easy, reliable, environmentally friendly, and safe. We had to give it a try for ourselves. Jonathan was kind enough to send us a CarGenerator™ to tinker with, and it is ingenious. We are excited to...

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Why Tight Electrical Connections Are Actually A Good Thing

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: What is GFCI?

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More and more frequently, you may be hearing about a different type of outlet called a GFCI outlet. What is it? What does it do? Let us answer your questions. 

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why You Should Uncoil Extension Cords

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There is one tip on your warning tags about unraveling cords while in use to prevent them from over-heating. While this tip may get overlooked, it is necessary to always follow it. From simple household extension cords to heavy-duty industrial cords, piled up cords can be dangerous!

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