L6-20P -> L6-30R

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Mar 18 23:30:21 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Sprunk" <stephen at sprunk.org>

> On 18-Mar-14 17:54, Niels Bakker wrote:
> > * 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.
> That's a problem in the other direction, but plugging a 20A device
> into a 30A feed shouldn't be a hazard at all.

Plugging a 20A *PDU* into a 30A receptacle can be dangerous if 

a) there is more than 20A of load plugged into it
b) it has no breaker, and 
c) the cordset is only 12A, which is what you would expect on a 20A PDU.

-- jr 'up the voltage' a
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