AC WORKS® Library — Safety Tips

THE WRAP UP ISSUE SEVEN

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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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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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Why Tight Electrical Connections Are Actually A Good Thing

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: What is GFCI?

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

More and more frequently, you may be hearing about a different type of outlet called a GFCI outlet. What is it? What does it do? Let us answer your questions. 

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