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Posted: 10/6/2005 12:57:29 PM EDT
has anyone seen a device with a factory 20 amp plug. it has a ground and one vertical prong and one horizontal prong.
i see 20 amp receptacles in stores all the time and i see replacement plugs but i have never seen a device that runs on 20 amps or has a 20 amp plug.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:03:17 PM EDT
that is a dedicated 20a receptical. that means only one receptical per breaker.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:04:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
has anyone seen a device with a factory 20 amp plug. it has a ground and one vertical prong and one horizontal prong.
i see 20 amp receptacles in stores all the time and i see replacement plugs but i have never seen a device that runs on 20 amps or has a 20 amp plug.




Some window air conditioners and old copiers use 20A plugs. Maybe the floor buffing machines need 20A?

Shok
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:05:00 PM EDT
Just don't pay too much for one
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
has anyone seen a device with a factory 20 amp plug. it has a ground and one vertical prong and one horizontal prong.
i see 20 amp receptacles in stores all the time and i see replacement plugs but i have never seen a device that runs on 20 amps or has a 20 amp plug.



oh devices.

lyolopholizers
centrifuge
vaccu­um pumps
-80 freezers
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:12:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Just don't pay too much for one



yea i know. i got a bunch of the 15 AMP receptacles for a buck each.
different ones were selling for anything from 1.00 - 3.00 each but they all looked the same.
i was told the circuit breaker protects the wire so i used the 15 amp receptacles with #12 wire and a 20 am Circuit Breaker. that way you could never overload a receptacle because you can't get 20A plug to fit in a 15 AMP receptacle. the 20 amp also looked odd and i thought if i ever had a 20 amp device i would need a dedicated circuit.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:13:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:21:18 PM EDT
It depends on whether it is 110v or 220v .
Both use a plug like you desribe but the 110v plug the blade that is sideways is on the(stops to go look) right if the ground prong in on top.

A 220v 20 amp plug it is on the left.

There are plenty of 20 amp outlets that are duel outlets just like in your home, almost all commercial buildings have them. The right slot looks like a sideways "T"
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