AC WORKS® Library — Safety Tips

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: 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®: What is Voltage Drop?

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When shopping for AC WORKS® brand extension cords, you may notice the majority of them stay within a 50ft or less range. This is to avoid something that all power cords experience, called “voltage drop.” What is voltage drop?

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: RV Kits - Power Your RV Under Any Circumstance

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A campground’s website may not be able to tell you the connections available or a park may not even have a power source, forcing you to borrow a neighbor’s generator that you are unfamiliar with. You may also want to power very select appliances in your RV while at home. So how can you be prepared for any of these scenarios?

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why Your Dryer Needs to be Grounded

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Grounding is the common point of return for an electrical current. It is in place as a safety measure to prevent harm to the user if there happens to be a fault. It can most easily be identified as the round shaped or U-shaped pin on plugs and outlets.

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