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Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151848 11/03/06 12:05 AM
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Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151849 11/04/06 12:12 AM
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wa2wise or anyone else that knows....will that tandem blade hubbell plug in the pic also fit into that NEMA 6-15 receptacle? I can't tell if the pins are wider than the slots on that 6-15 or.....????

Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151850 11/04/06 03:09 PM
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will that tandem blade hubbell plug in the pic also fit into that NEMA 6-15 receptacle?

Yes it does. I've since used that plug on a European domestic radio set that wants 230VAC. So it can be plugged into a NEMA 6-15 which I have a few of thruout the house.

Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151851 11/16/06 04:22 PM
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Here's a female T slot cord cap for extension cords:

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Made by Hubbell, 125V 15A, UL seal

Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151852 11/17/06 10:59 AM
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Wa2ise: Kinda hard to tell from the pic., are the vertical slots different sizes on that cord cap?

Mike (mamills)

Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151853 11/17/06 04:28 PM
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Yes, the vertical slots are differing sizes. Just like a polarized regular 120V outlet.

Were there any T slot male plugs? With prongs with both tandem and parallel parts?

[This message has been edited by wa2ise (edited 11-17-2006).]

Re: 4 Prong Duplex Receptacle #151854 11/17/06 11:59 PM
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Can't say I've ever seen a male plug with t-shaped prongs....I think there was the standard parallel (NEMA 1-15) and the standard tandem (like what's shown in the first pic)....

I don't suppose there were any plugs in the old days where one prong was tandem and the other parallel? Sorta like what would fit a NEMA 5-20 receptacle or a 6-20?

Also does anyone know when they stopped making receptacles out of porcelain and when they started making them out of plastic?

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