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A polarized to non-polarized adapter is the same thing as a three-prong to two-prong adapter, like this. Three-prong to two-prong adapters are always non-polarized, IOW the two male plugs are the same size and can be plugged in either right-side up or upside-down (hence non-polarized).
A nonpolarized power cord has prongs of the same size. A polarized power cord has prongs of different sizes. You can only use a polarized plug with a polarized outlet. Polarization is a way of making sure a switched light or appliance isn't energized and can't shock you when the switch is off.
3-Outlet Polarized Adapter Plug, Almond This 3-Outlet Adapter features a vertical design to This 3-Outlet Adapter features a vertical design to keep plugs close to the wall. Three devices may be plugged into this adapter, but their combined load must be less than 15 Amp or 1875-Watt.
Hanging Christmas lights, and sure enough the last strand doesn't fit because it has polarized prongs (One is larger than the other) and the remaining outlet is non-polarized (old lights). I tried looking on Amazon but couldn't find an appropriate adapter. Is there a specific name for a polarized to non-polarized outlet adapter?
A polarized plug will work with most connections unless you are connecting it to a non-polarized outlet. In this case, you have a serious problem, as you cannot connect the plug, since it will not have the additional hole that you need to power it, and you may lack important connections such as the earth wire.
Hello, BILLVIVERETTE! Look on Ebay or Amazon for something like "Universal to US Plug Adapter" with a US 2-prong male plug. This is an adapter that accepts many external US and international male plugs via its own female sockets (it supports US 2-prong polarized or even US 3-prong polarized) and at the other end of the adapter there is usually a US 2-prong non-polarized male plug.
Plugs with the two of the same-sized prongs are considered non-polarized because there is no clear distinction as to which prong is for the “hot” side and the “neutral” side. When older devices with a non-polarized two-prong design are inserted into a non-polarized outlet, the polarity (directional flow of the current) would be reversed.
Non-polarized outlets were common in older homes, changing any non-polarized outlets you may have in your home will keep your house current on safety codes. Every outlet should be replaced with a polarized outlet in an up-to-date home sale and for safety.