AC WORKS® Library

How to Use Our Outlet Solutions Page

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Last time, we reviewed how to identify the plug and outlet you need to adapt, and how to search for the correct adapter on our site. If you are still confused about the different plugs and outlets, we have another useful tool to help you: the Outlet Solutions Page. If your outlet doesn’t have the NEMA configuration or other helpful information printed on it, this page is perfect for you. Go to acworks.com, then click on the “Outlet Solutions” header. There, we have pictures of nearly every possible outlet that is being used today. Simply scroll through and click on...

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How to Search for AC WORKS® Products

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Figuring out what electrical connection you have can sometimes be tricky. There are so many different plug and connector NEMA configurations out there that it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, most plugs and outlets actually come with their NEMA configurations printed on them. If you can’t find yours, you can look at our NEMA configuration chart on our downloads page. Once you are on acworks.com, click on the search bar. Then, simply type in the numbers associated with the connections you are trying to adapt. The outlet you are trying to get power from should always be your first...

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the WRAP UP Issue Four

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

DOWNLOAD THE APRIL ISSUE HERE

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Why Dryers Can't Use 110V Outlets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Lately, a lot of customers have been wondering if it is possible to adapt a 3 or 4 prong dryer to a regular household connection. While this is not possible, you can still adapt to other outlets around the house. But first, let’s go over why it's not possible. When your dryer has a 3 or 4 prong plug, or in technical terms NEMA 10-30P or NEMA 14-30P, it is because it requires 220 volts and 30 amps to function properly. This means it cannot function with just 110 volts and 15 to 20 amps that you would get from...

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CarGenerator™ with AC WORKS® Inlet Adapters

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Welcome back as we continue to dive into the world of the CarGenerator™ and AC WORKS®. Many people already own big heavy generators with an inlet box to match. Now seeing that the CarGenerator™ is easier to use, you might not use those generators anymore. Still, you want it to feed into the inlet box that you have conveniently installed outside of your home. Because the car generator has household connections, you will need to adapt to your inlet's configuration. This is possible with the help of AC WORKS® brand inlet box adapters. Inlet boxes for emergency power come in...

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