AC WORKS® Library — Emergency Power System

AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why Generators Need Locking Outlets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

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®: What is Voltage Drop?

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

When shopping for AC WORKS® brand extension cords, you may notice the majority of them stay within a 50ft or less range. This is to avoid something that all power cords experience, called “voltage drop.” What is voltage drop?

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Can PDUs Be Used With Generators?

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PDUs can be used with generators for a couple of different jobs. As we have already mentioned, they can be used to power tools outside at a construction site. Small PDU adapters can be used on mobile generators to power smaller tools in the yard, for smaller work sites, or for flood restoration in areas where the power is out. Another time PDU adapters can be used with generators is during a power outage. 

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Powering Your Sump Pump with a Generator

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Usually, powering your sump pump is never really a problem unless something goes wrong with the pump itself. The biggest thing to worry about is power outages. How can you be prepared for a power outage?

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Download: Spring Product Sheet

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