AC WORKS® Library — Voltage

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: What "125/250 Volts" Means

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When looking at our product descriptions, you’ll often notice a “125/250 Volts” for our products with 4 prongs. You are probably wondering “what does this mean?” or “how does this affect what I will be using this adapter for?”We have the answers for you.For most 4-prong adapters and even NEMA configurations, there are two hot wires. They are called hot wires because they are the wires used to carry the electricity. When you have two hot wires, you have two sources of 125 volts. If your application for our adapter only requires 125 volts, then only one hot wire will...

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Generator Power Capacity

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There are many different generators for many different purposes. Whatever the purpose may be, there is always a maximum capacity. Usually, this is printed on the outside of the generator. What is the capacity? The capacity is the highest amount of power that can be used at one time. The capacity is very rarely reached all the time. 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...

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AC WORKS® Wisdom: Understanding NEMA Configurations

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Here is the first edition of AC WORKS® Wisdom! When trying to decide what kind of electrical adapter or electrical cable you need, it is important to understand NEMA configurations. Each male plug and female connector has a unique pin configuration and abilities. These were laid out in a chart by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

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