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#115410 10/26/03 10:57 PM
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This stair receptacle caught my eye , just thought i'd pass it on, might be worth a chuckle to the crew...

Steve
aka sparky

#115411 10/26/03 11:03 PM
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Well as long as you don't need to plug in an xfmr there..... looks good from my house......

#115412 10/26/03 11:51 PM
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What's worse, the receptacle or what might be a J-box below it? [Linked Image]


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#115413 10/27/03 12:14 AM
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It was nice that someone marked the voltage on the outlet. Otherwise, how would we know?

#115414 10/27/03 12:56 AM
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Look at the bottom receptacle of the duplex, it looks to me to be 250volt type, unless my eyes are failing me. Maybe that is why the top is marked 120v.

Pierre


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#115415 10/27/03 04:22 AM
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[Linked Image from plumbing.myexpernex.com]


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#115416 10/27/03 01:06 PM
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Is there such a device, NEMA 5-20 on top and NEMA 6-20 on bottom???? [Linked Image]

I think it's an optical illusion in the photo.

It also look like a concrete wall. Is this outside??? [Linked Image]


[This message has been edited by Mean Gene (edited 10-27-2003).]

#115417 10/27/03 01:33 PM
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Yes. That is a combo NEMA 5-20 (top for 120 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs) and a NEMA 6-20 (bottom for 240 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs).

Dual Voltage receptacles I've seen them called in one catalogue. Don't know if they're still manufactured. I've seen them primarily in old public buildings (especially one very old high school).

Looks like a wood or plasterboard wall to me. Look at the edges of those screw holes. They look like what's left after you take a screw out of a wooden panel or plasterboard with paper covering.

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 10-27-2003).]

#115418 10/27/03 03:40 PM
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Yea Sven, I guess you're right. The vertical line looked like the one that concrete forms leave behind, like in a basement.

How have the Dual Voltage receptacles that you have seen been wired, two separate circuits or both outlets wired off of one?

#115419 10/27/03 03:54 PM
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15A versions seem to be available still (NEMA 5-15 & 6-15). Try Leviton #5292.

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