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Yet another odd plug
by wa2ise on 12/04/09 02:56 AM

This one was manufactured recently. Marking states 20A 125V. Pictured here with a 20A Hubbell outlet for reference.

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#190799 - 12/05/09 01:49 AM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: wa2ise]  
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Obviously wrong, since it would suggest the ground pin be on top...


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#190801 - 12/05/09 04:31 AM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: noderaser]  
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Originally Posted by noderaser
Obviously wrong, since it would suggest the ground pin be on top...


i dont see an issue, canyou explain to me please


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#190828 - 12/07/09 04:37 PM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: JoeKP]  
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Interesting - a 20A plug that won't fit into a 20A outlet. It looks like it will only fit a 15/20A T-slot one.
/mike


#190837 - 12/07/09 10:39 PM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: JoeKP]  
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Originally Posted by JoeKP
Originally Posted by noderaser
Obviously wrong, since it would suggest the ground pin be on top...


i dont see an issue, canyou explain to me please


Guess I was looking at it wrong...


#190839 - 12/08/09 01:59 AM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: n1ist]  
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Originally Posted by n1ist
Interesting - a 20A plug that won't fit into a 20A outlet. It looks like it will only fit a 15/20A T-slot one.
/mike

It looks like it will fit, but the manufacturer has definitely chintzed on what should have been the T-blade. frown

Above=senior moment. Duh. blush

Last edited by Retired_Helper; 12/08/09 01:18 PM. Reason: Brain minus haze equals duh.

#190934 - 12/11/09 09:20 PM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: Retired_Helper]  
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The problem is that while it will plug in to a US standard 5-20R,
it will not plug into a Canadian standard 5-20R, which lacks the T slot,
nor will it plug into a 5-15R.

The Canadian outlets are configured for 15A only, or 20A only, and not dual purpose 15/20A.


#190968 - 12/13/09 05:24 PM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: techie]  
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Originally Posted by techie
The problem is that while it will plug in to a US standard 5-20R,
it will not plug into a Canadian standard 5-20R, which lacks the T slot,
nor will it plug into a 5-15R.

The Canadian outlets are configured for 15A only, or 20A only, and not dual purpose 15/20A.

Typical American me, I forgot about Canada. crazy


#190981 - 12/14/09 12:33 AM Re: Yet another odd plug [Re: Retired_Helper]  
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Just to make correction on Canadian outlets our 5-20r is a dual purpose outlet you can use 15 amp plug or a 20 amp T-lock
also used in kitchens 20 amp GFI receptacle is allowed in stead of split receptacle cct. solves the problem of being too close to the sink 1.5 meters or 5 feet or less from the sink must be GFI protected



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