AC WORKS™ Library — Safety Tips

AC WORKS™ Wisdom: AWG

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

For all of our power cords for sale, you will see a number followed by the letters “AWG.” You’re probably wondering, what does this mean?AWG stands for The American Wire Gauge. This is a standard wire gauge system based in the United States, while Canada uses the International Standard. It is a standard specification for the diameters of wires used in power cords.We offer a handy chart to help you pick out the correct gauge wire for your projects. This can be found on our website.Please check out our website to read informative blogs about similar topics, and to see...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: The Many Uses of a Dryer Outlet

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We have discussed dryer outlets and adapters briefly in a previous edition of AC WORKS™ Wisdom, but we are going to dive deeper into just how useful a dryer outlet can be with the use of our adapters. 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 a topic you would...

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User Manual: S14301030-018 Product

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

If you have a new house or a home built after 1996 with a 4-prong outlet, and you are using an older dryer, which is a 3-prong dryer plug. This adapter cord will help you connect your 3-prong dryer cord to your 4-prong dryer outlet. The difference between the 3-prong and 4-prong outlet is the ground pin. For your dryer to be grounded, please follow the instructions below: 1. Unscrew one of the screws on the outside of the metal dryer case. It can be any one of them, so long as it is touching the metal dryer case. 2....

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User Manual: 20 or 30 Ampere Locking Plugs and Connectors

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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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User Manual: 15, 20 and 30 Amp Straight-Blade or Locking Inlet

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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 1.156’’ (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. For other sizes: A. Loosen and remove the cord clamp assembly from the housing. B. Remove the gray colored cord clamps from the cord clamp assembly. C. Replace with an appropriately supplied cord clamp insert:...

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