Can I use light socket outlet adapter with this small dehumidifier?


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Old 06-03-21, 07:07 AM
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Can I use light socket outlet adapter with this small dehumidifier?

Hi. I have this dedumidifier: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ge-50-p...?skuId=6390682

Can I use it in conjunction with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DCNCY2Z which I would screw into an existing light bulb socket in part of my basement (that has no accessible outlet)

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Old 06-03-21, 08:19 AM
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Install a proper outlet for the dehumidifier which might mean adding a new circuit. A lamp socket into a two prong outlet adapter into a 2 to 3 prong outlet adapter... well just saying that should make you realize that is not a good idea. One major issue is the lack of ground and outlets in the basement should also be GFCI protected.
 
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Thanks so much and yeah, I figured not a good idea, just wanted confirmation from you guys.

Thanks again!
 
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Old 06-03-21, 09:02 AM
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And that 50 pint unit is not really a small size dehumidifier. It's considered average for a typical household basement.
 
 

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