Another Basic Question


Old 03-31-04, 12:48 AM
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Another Basic Question

I recently removed an AC wall unit, which was plugged into a 15 amp. 250 volt receptacle (2-Pole, 3-Wire Grounding). Now that the AC unit is gone, I would like to be able to use that outlet for other purposes - lamps, etc. Is it possible to replace the outlet with a regular 15 amp. 125 volt outlet?
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Old 03-31-04, 06:18 AM
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Yes it is, you will 1st need to shut off the breaker feeding the receptacle. You then need to disconnect the neutral{white} from the breaker/fuse and connect it to the neutralbar in the panel.Only after doing this can you install a standard 15a duplex receptacle in place of the A/C receptacle. I suggest getting a voltagetester or receptacle tester to confirm everything is wired properly.
Old 03-31-04, 11:16 AM
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Thank you, ampz.

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