AC WORKS® Library — NEMA pin configuration

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Differences Between L1420 and L1430

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Often, generators will have a locking style 4-prong outlet. The two different types get confused quite often. These are NEMA L14-20 and NEMA L14-30. There are a few differences in both appearance and technical performance. In this video, we will cover it all!Please check out our website to read informative blogs about similar topics, and to see our various adapters and cords for your power solution needs. Check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Give us a like and subscribe to our youtube channel to see more videos just like this one. Shoot us an email if there is...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Understanding NEMA Configurations

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

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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User Manual: 20 or 30 Ampere Locking Plugs and Connectors

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

1. CABLE: Provide a cable of applicable ampacity, service and temperature rating suitable for the conditions of use and location. The plugs and connectors are designed for use with 3, 4 or 5 conductor cables with a diameter from .375’’ to 1.56” (12/3 SJ through 8/5 S). 2. CORD CLAMP PREP: Gray colored cord clamp inserts preinstalled for use with .550” to .875” cable diameter. If you need other sizes, please contact us. 3. CABLE PREP: Remove out jacket 2” and strip each individual conductor 5/8” as shown in Figure 1 Below. Make sure the wire is clean and bright...

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