AC WORKS® Library — Residential Power

What Are The Differences Between Surge Protectors And Circuit Breakers?

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

There can be a wide variety of protective technology built into an electrical appliance, but the two most common are surge protectors and circuit breakers. So what is the difference between the two? Surge protectors protect your electrical appliances from voltage spikes. A voltage spike is when a cord or appliance exceeds the voltage it is rated for, resulting in permanent damage to your appliance. The most common places you will see these installed are power strips like our PSROT-072. Usually, you will have computers, TVs, entertainment systems, and office equipment plugged into one of these. The most common cause...

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New Solutions For Emergency Power

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

With summer starting to heat up, it is time to now focus on heavy rains, tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes. Every year, we like to review with you the best way to be prepared. Since we have added quite a few new products to our lineup, we are going to go over what you can use to keep the power on during tough situations. Watch this video to see all of the new products we have brought in since last Spring and Summer. There are still many more emergency power solutions we provide. If you can’t find the one you...

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the WRAP UP Issue Five

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Why Dryers Can't Use 110V Outlets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Lately, a lot of customers have been wondering if it is possible to adapt a 3 or 4 prong dryer to a regular household connection. While this is not possible, you can still adapt to other outlets around the house. But first, let’s go over why it's not possible. When your dryer has a 3 or 4 prong plug, or in technical terms NEMA 10-30P or NEMA 14-30P, it is because it requires 220 volts and 30 amps to function properly. This means it cannot function with just 110 volts and 15 to 20 amps that you would get from...

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CarGenerator™ with AC WORKS® Inlet Adapters

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Welcome back as we continue to dive into the world of the CarGenerator™ and AC WORKS®. Many people already own big heavy generators with an inlet box to match. Now seeing that the CarGenerator™ is easier to use, you might not use those generators anymore. Still, you want it to feed into the inlet box that you have conveniently installed outside of your home. Because the car generator has household connections, you will need to adapt to your inlet's configuration. This is possible with the help of AC WORKS® brand inlet box adapters. Inlet boxes for emergency power come in...

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