AC WORKS® Library — Plug

AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why Are Male & Female NEMA Configurations Flipped

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When looking at our AC WORKS® brand extension cords and adapters, you may think that the plug or connectors may not match up with yours. You look directly at your plug or connector, but the corresponding NEMA configuration on the adapter or cord you are looking to purchase is flipped. Why is that?

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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: Level 1 EV Charging

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When figuring out your EV charging setup, it is important to know what each level of charging does for you. You may have seen level 1, level 2, or level 3 in your vehicle’s user manual or on one of Tesla’s charging adapter boxes, so what does it mean?

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: How to Ground Your Adapted 4-Prong Dryer

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In the past, we have talked a lot about the different dryer connections and how you can adapt them to fit your needs. We have also discussed how important it is to ground any dryer connection you may have. When you do purchase an AC WORKS® brand dryer adapter, you will notice it comes with a green cord. What is it for?

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AC WORKS®: The Two T-Blade Plugs

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Lately, we have had quite a few customers contact us to see if they can operate their 250 Volt AC units from a household outlet. They try to use a household adapter such as M515520, which won’t work for this issue. Why won’t it work? Can a 250 Volt AC unit be adapted for a household outlet?

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