250 volt outlet to 230 volts


Old 06-24-03, 09:46 PM
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Question 250 volt outlet to 230 volts

Is there a way to change a 250 volt outlet to a 230 volt outlet without rewiring back to the box? I have a 250v/30amp outlet and a 230 volt plug on my air conditioner, can this be done without frying the air conditioner?. Thanks for your help
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Old 06-24-03, 09:54 PM
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A 250 volt plug and a 230 volt plug are the same....Where I am from....I believe you mean the amperage is different? What is the difference between the plug and receptacle?
Old 06-25-03, 05:43 AM
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it is a 250volt/30amp plug with 2 flat female receptacles sideways -- and a round female under them. The A/C plug is 230volt/20amp with male prongs, one sideways and one straight up and down - l with grounding plug underneath.
Old 06-25-03, 07:25 AM
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Sure. It's very easy to change the receptacle. But you'll have to also change the breaker from a 30-amp breaker to a 20-amp breaker. As Sparkadelic said, the difference between 250 and 230 is irrelevant. It's the difference between 30-amp and 20-amp that is significant.
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You may need to splice some 12 guage wire on the 10 guage (30 amp) wire in the box. You may have a problem connecting the 10 guage wire to the 20 amp receptacle.
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