L6-20P -> L6-30R

Wayne E Bouchard web at typo.org
Tue Mar 18 22:52:47 UTC 2014


The whole point behind the locking connectors (like the IEC
connectors) is to prevent you from plugging the wrong connectors
together. Not only are the different dimensions, but the prongs are
keyed differently as well.

If you put a L6-20P device into a L6-30R, then it was done by
physically replacing the plug on the PDU, not by "making it work".

I have had to do this at times but it is not strictly allowed by
codes and not at all recommended.

-Wayne

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 03:46:26PM -0700, Mike Hale wrote:
> They're different.  You can't force them.
> 
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Randy <amps at djlab.com> wrote:
> > I have a situation where a 208v/20A PDU (L6-20P) is supposedly hooked to a
> > 208v/30A circuit (L6-30R).   Before I order the correct PDU's and whip
> > cords...sanity check...are connectors 'similar' enough that this is possible
> > (with force) or am I going to find we've actually got L6-20R's on the
> > provider side?
> >
> > --
> > ~Randy
> >
> 
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Wayne Bouchard
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Network Dude
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