L6-20P -> L6-30R

Laszlo Hanyecz laszlo at heliacal.net
Tue Mar 18 23:49:32 UTC 2014


It's temporary unless it works.

-Laszlo


On Mar 18, 2014, at 11:30 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> ----- 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.
> 
> Cheers,
> -- jr 'up the voltage' a
> -- 
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