AC WORKS® Library — NEMA 14-50R

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Differences Between 1430 and 1450

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In your home, there are two 4-prong outlets that often get confused because of how similar they look. These are NEMA 14-30R and NEMA 14-50R. The NEMA 14-30R outlet is used for a clothes dryer, while the NEMA 14-50R outlet is used for an electric cooking range. The 14-50 can also be found in use with 50 Amp RVs, high service generators, and nowadays EV charging. The only difference in appearance is that the neutral pin for NEMA 14-30R is “L” shaped, while the neutral pin for the NEMA 14-50R is “I” shaped like the other pins.As far as technical...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Outlet & Adapter Max Wattage

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Last week, we talked about maximum wattage for generator usage and how that plays into the outlets built in. This week, we will talk about another common concern our customers have: the maximum wattage of certain outlets and our adapters. If the power source side of the adapter is less than the female side of the adapter, then the maximum operational wattage will be the same as the power source because that is what it can provide. The maximum wattage of the adapter is printed on the adapter itself, or on a tag attached.If you have any further questions, don’t...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Residential Connections

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SHOP RESIDENTIAL POWER SOLUTIONS  Whether you have been a homeowner for a long time or if you are a new homeowner, you might not have realized the different uses possible with the electrical outlets around your home. From a regular household outlet to the outlet you use for your clothes dryer or cooking range, there are many possibilities. Your regular 3 prong household outlets are typically 15 amps/ 125 volts, but it is also known as 110 and 120 volts. These outlets, as you may know, can do your typical “housework.” But, what if you get a new power tool,...

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