Another Basic Question

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-31-04, 12:48 AM
The Mule
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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?
Thanks,
The Mule
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-31-04, 06:18 AM
ampz's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 536
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.
 
  #3  
Old 03-31-04, 11:16 AM
The Mule
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thank you, ampz.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes