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250 V. devices. #13941
09/13/02 07:19 PM
09/13/02 07:19 PM
Redsy  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
Can you install a 250 volt 3-wire twist-lok plug & receptacle on a 120 volt circuit?
Why, or why not?

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Re: 250 V. devices. #13942
09/13/02 08:00 PM
09/13/02 08:00 PM
waymag  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 67
dallas, texas, USA
Well yes it will work but think what will happen when the next guy plugs it into an actual 208 volt circuit. I never recommend doing this.

Re: 250 V. devices. #13943
09/14/02 06:18 AM
09/14/02 06:18 AM
Redsy  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
It was a pool receptacle.
I am curious as to whether the voltage rating is a maximum allowable rating or a strict guideline.

Re: 250 V. devices. #13944
09/14/02 06:57 AM
09/14/02 06:57 AM
tsolanto  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 131
Long Island NY
If it is not listed for that specific use you can't use it. Also how would you standardize which side is neutral. Can't do it.


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