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Things To Consider When Purchasing Generator Plug And Socket

  • source:Yuadon
  • Date:06/19/2020

Generators play a key role in infrastructure projects and construction sites. As a reliable and versatile power source, their role in productivity cannot be ignored. Generators provide significant energy and support to industries and their applications include manufacturing industries, urban de-watering projects, and many more. Generator plug and socket are also necessary for the proper working of an industrial generator. Therefore, you must know about the type of receptacle or plug that will be used with a generator. But how you will identify the right type of generator plug and be sure about its compatibility with your generator?


When looking for a generator plug and socket, you are likely to come across the technical abbreviations and terms and many of you will not be aware of them. So, what to do when you want to buy a plug and socket for your industrial generator? Well, nothing to worry as here in this article we will share with you a complete guide to choose generator plug and socket. This guide will cover all the basic technical terms that will make you familiar with various types of generator receptacles and plugs to help you make the right buying decision.


1. Voltage
Voltage is the pressure or intensity of electricity that is produced by a power source such as a power grid, battery, etc. It is measured in volts and is denoted as “V”. Generator plugs with high voltage can deliver higher quantities of electricity and thus suitable for heavy-duty industrial generators. NEMA 5-15 Plug American Standard Plug NEMA 5-15P US Straight Plug Wiring Power Plug has 125V voltage and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor heavy-duty industrial applications.


2. Amperage and Wattage
Amperage measures the current i.e. how much charge is traveling through the component. When you are in search of a new plug, then make sure its amperage is compatible with the industrial generator. NEMA 5-15 American Standard Plug by Yuadon has a 15 Amp flanged outlet that supports heavy-duty construction for optimum security and reliability. Therefore, it can easily be used in extreme industrial settings. Here it is important to state that amperage rating contributes directly towards the wattage production. Wattage is the quantity of electrical power that is consumed by a generator or other electrical appliances. You can identify the wattage of your generator by multiplying its voltage (V) with an amperage rating. If you are uncertain about the plug’s amperage rating, then use the below pointers to figure out the exact rating.

• Amperage = Wattage ÷ Voltage
• Usually, plugs have a rating between 240 and 1800 watts for a 15 Amp 120 Volt circuit. 1800 watts is the highest wattage of a 15 Amp circuit
• This depends on 120 Volts


3. NEMA code
When you purchase a new receptacle or plug, it has a NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) code on it. All these codes are standardized for receptacles and plugs, therefore, it is easy for customers to differentiate between different configurations of amperages and voltages. This code helps in avoiding risky combinations of voltage and amperage that can cause short circuits, electrical fires, electrocution, and more. NEMA 5-15 American Standard Plug has a NEMA type-3 enclosure rating that ensures maximum protection against sleet and rain.


Should you have further question or any inquiry about Yuadon’s generator plug and socket, please feel free to contact Yuadon’s sales team.

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