ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Chinese motors rated 220 v 50 hertz
by gfretwell - 07/23/24 10:29 AM
100 Definitions: Accessible 2023
by gfretwell - 07/23/24 10:12 AM
100 Definitions, Likely to Become Energized, 2023
by gfretwell - 07/23/24 10:08 AM
240V only in a home and NEC?
by emolatur - 07/18/24 01:05 PM
2023 CEU Course
by gfretwell - 07/17/24 01:08 AM
Recent Gallery Topics:
This is a new one
This is a new one
by timmp, September 24
Few pics I found
Few pics I found
by timmp, August 15
Who's Online Now
1 members (Scott35), 727 guests, and 40 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 138
R
royta Offline OP
Member
I know that you can't use a 20A recep on a 15A circuit, but can you use a 50A range recep on a 40A circuit, or is does the same rule apply?

Thanks.

Roy

Horizontal Ad
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 345
T
Member
IMS the table in the NEC specifically allows the use of a fifty ampere receptacle on a forty ampere circuit. That is the practical thing to do when the load will be cord and plug connected because there is no source for forty ampere cords and plugs.
--
Tom H


Tom Horne

"This alternating current stuff is just a fad. It is much too dangerous for general use" Thomas Alva Edison
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 138
R
royta Offline OP
Member
That makes sense tdhorne. Thanks.

Roy

Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 345
T
Member
I checked the table and that is the right answer.

The table in question is 210.24. I looked at several list of receptacle patterns, including the ones in the NEC Handbook, without finding one for forty amperes.
--
Tom H


Tom Horne

"This alternating current stuff is just a fad. It is much too dangerous for general use" Thomas Alva Edison

Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:


* * * * * * *
Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

 
* * * * * * *

2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC + Exam Prep Study Guides Now Available!

Member Spotlight
mersadrad
mersadrad
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 28
Joined: March 2011
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
323,531 Are you busy
247,853 Re: Forum
231,635 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5