L6-20P -> L6-30R

Alex Rubenstein alex at corp.nac.net
Tue Mar 18 23:20:34 UTC 2014


Go look at any standard household lamp. It has a 5-15P on the end of it, which could be plugged into an outlet rated for 20 amps (5-20R), with 16 gauge lamp cord rated for 10 amps or less.

It all depends on the connected load.



> * web at typo.org (Wayne E Bouchard) [Tue 18 Mar 2014, 23:53 CET]:
> >I have had to do this at times but it is not strictly allowed by codes
> >and not at all recommended.
> 
> It's an active fire hazard.  The cables aren't rated (= built) for the power draw.
> 
> 
> 	-- Niels.



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