L6-20P -> L6-30R

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Mar 18 23:11:56 UTC 2014


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Randy" <amps at djlab.com>

> 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?

As it happens, the chart at 

  http://www.stayonline.com/reference-nema-locking.aspx

suggests that the L6-20 and L6-30 are less different than you'd expect.

I *think* those are on different diameters, and a datacenter employee ought
to friggin' know better... but I don't think it's 100% impossible that this
has happened.  

If it did, you're gonna replace the plug anyway...

As long as there's a 20A breaker on the PDU, you're safe, if not within
code.

Cheers,
-- jra
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