AC WORKS® Library — Technical

AC WORKS® Wisdom: How to Change a Tesla Charger Plug

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The Tesla charging cord is now in its second generation of innovation. They decided to make the household plug the standard with every car, leaving many new owners wanting to swap it out for a higher amperage solution. When you look at the charging cord, it can be deceiving. The household plug that comes with a Tesla may look like it is directly wired into the bulky transformer. This is not the case. You can actually swap out the plug end of your charging cable. There are no buttons or switches to do so, just give it a good pull,...

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Why You Should Uncoil Extension Cords

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There is one tip on your warning tags about unraveling cords while in use to prevent them from over-heating. While this tip may get overlooked, it is necessary to always follow it. From simple household extension cords to heavy-duty industrial cords, piled up cords can be dangerous!

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: How to Power Your 250 Volt Portable Heater

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Learn how to power your 250 Volt portable heater this fall and winter with no problems.

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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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