Have you ever wondered why your plugs and outlets look the way that they do? Well, in this video, you will learn why all plugs are the same and other interesting tips for electrical services. The common three-prong plug and outlet that is in America are known as the NEMA 5 15 plugs. There are two types of connections that NEMA plugs use. The first is the less common twist-lock connection. Basically, when you plug in the device, you can twist the plug to lock it in place and not risk it disconnecting.
The second type of connection is the more common NEMA straight blade. This connection doesn’t lock into place and all you have to do is insert the male plug into the female connector. The NEMA straight blade is used for almost every outlet in a house. Just be careful because these can come disconnected and may present a serious issue.
It’s quite important to understand how your outlets work in your house. Watching this video will give you the basics of what you need to know to keep you safer around dangerous electrical devices. If you ever have trouble with your NEMA straight blade connectors, you should call your local electrician.