AC WORKS® Library — NEMA configurations

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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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Understanding NEMA Configurations

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Here is the first edition of AC WORKS™ Wisdom! When trying to decide what kind of electrical adapter or electrical cable you need, it is important to understand NEMA configurations. Each male plug and female connector has a unique pin configuration and abilities. These were laid out in a chart by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. In this video, we explain each part of the NEMA configuration and what it means. To keep it simple, we start off with a household outlet and plug, and another variation you have probably seen before. In the next videos, we will continue to...

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