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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: The Dangers of Double Male Ended Cords

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The dangers of double male ended cords are very real. Often times, we hear from our customers about using a cord which has two male plug sides. At first, this may sound like a quick and easy solution, but it is a rather dangerous option. When you plug in such a cord, there will be electricity flowing to the exposed plug. There can be electrical arcing which is incredibly dangerous to any living thing. If this is touched, you can get shocked! If it is touched by something else, it could potentially start a fire. Even if you are the...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom 2018 Recap

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Can you believe 2018 is already coming to an end? That chapter in the book of life has come to an end, but we cannot forget all it has added to our story. As we mentioned in our August recap post, we grew out of our small warehouse much quicker than we had anticipated which led us to a much bigger facility in the city of Oak Creek, WI. In fact, our new facility is about 4 and a half times bigger than our old one!If you have not been able to find the information about the products you are...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: A Closer Look At WDKIT02 & WDKIT03

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Last week, we introduced two brand new adapter kits for Welders. This week, we will go over the different connections involved in each.If you have any questions or concerns about your power connection needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.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...

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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: Differences Between 1430 and 1450

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In your home, there are two 4-prong outlets that often get confused because of how similar they look. These are NEMA 14-30R and NEMA 14-50R. The NEMA 14-30R outlet is used for a clothes dryer, while the NEMA 14-50R outlet is used for an electric cooking range. The 14-50 can also be found in use with 50 Amp RVs, high service generators, and nowadays EV charging. The only difference in appearance is that the neutral pin for NEMA 14-30R is “L” shaped, while the neutral pin for the NEMA 14-50R is “I” shaped like the other pins.As far as technical...

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