AC WORKS® Library — what does this mean

AC WORKS Wisdom: Nickel-Plated Pins & Terminals

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When reading our product descriptions, you may notice a feature called “nickel-plated pins and terminals.” You may be asking yourself, what does this mean? Or how does this affect the performance and quality of the adapter I am going to purchase?Plating the pins and terminals with nickel is just another way we make our products heavy-duty. The nickel helps prevent corrosion, whereas copper, which is the standard in plugs and wires, corrodes a little more quickly.Nickel is tougher when it comes to withstanding the elements. It’s doesn’t get scratched as easily and takes longer to corrode. Therefore we nickel plate...

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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: AWG

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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 80% Rule for EV Charging

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SHOP TESLA ADAPTERS NOW With AC WORKS™ brand adapters, you can charge your EV just about anywhere. From a regular household outlet, dryer outlets, generators, welder outlets, to industrial locking outlets, you’ll be covered. There is just one thing to always remember when you charge your EV: to set a charging limit. Most Teslas can auto-sense what plug is being used for charging. One of the plugs that come with a Tesla is a NEMA 14-50P. This plug is rated for 50 amps, but Tesla limits it to 32 Amps, depending on the model and year. Let’s say you are...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Medical Grade Power Supplies

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SHOP MEDICAL GRADE POWER SOLUTIONS Health care is important to provide to everyone everywhere. With the high-tech tools and professional staff that hospitals have, they need power supplies to match the high quality. This is why medical grade power cables and power supplies exist.Now, these power cords do look relatively normal, but there are some differences that make them specific for hospital usage. By watching this week’s editions of AC WORKS™ Wisdom, you’ll get a brief overview of what makes medical grade power supplies medical grade.If you have questions about your power solution needs, you can reach us by using...

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