AC WORKS® Library — Electrical Safety

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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AC WORKS® Wisdom: What's On The Warning Tag

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When you purchase one of our flexible adapters or extension cords, you will notice a warning tag that is zip-tied onto the cable itself. What is it there for? Should you be worried about it?

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why Generators Need Locking Outlets

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When purchasing a generator, you may notice that some of the outlets look completely different than the others. The outlet will be circular with 3 or 4 curved terminals outlining the edge of the outlet. What are they? Why do generators specifically need them?In this video, you will learn about the different reasons locking outlets are necessary for generators. We will go over their various benefits and different locations they can be used in. If you need help identifying which locking outlet you have on your generator or need to adapt a locking outlet for something else, please give us...

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: How to Determine If You Can Adapt Down From 250 Volts

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In a previous edition of AC WORKS wisdom, we mentioned that it is impossible to adapt up or down between 125 volts and 250 volts. However, you can adapt down to 125 only if the power source is rated as a 125/250 volts connection. I know, confusing, right? Then what’s the difference?

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