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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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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: How to Add a Ring to Our Adapters

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When you receive our transfer switch adapter or your inlet box, you’ll notice there is a black plastic ring included. There are different types of inlet boxes out there with or without threaded rings for security, so this ring is something we throw in for free, just in case. This quick instructional video will show you how to add this ring on to the adapter if you so desire.For more information on this topic, check out our blog: https://acworks.com/blogs/ac-works-connector/adding-a-threaded-ring-to-your-power-connection-adaptersAC Connectors strives to provide power solutions to its customers since its founding in 2015. From our headquarters (Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA),...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Most Common Generator Outlets

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There are many different types of generators for many different purposes. The most common generator being used by our customers is a portable generator. Our customers use this type of generator for food trucks, RVs, and emergency power. After going out to local stores to see what is on the market, we discovered there are 4 most common outlets: A NEMA 5-15 or NEMA 5-20 for household plugs, a NEMA L5-30 for 30 Amp service at 120 Volts, and a NEMA L14-30 for 30 amp service at 120/240 Volts. Another outlet gaining popularity for campers is the NEMA TT-30. Watch...

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