Male Plugs


Old 01-13-05, 07:04 PM
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Male Plugs Connection

In order to keep the amount of different 220v recepticles, 30 amp and 50 amp , alike can I use a 50 amp male plug where therw is a 30 amp plug??

I know not to use a 50 where there is a 30 amp due to wire size/breaker etc.


Last edited by John1; 01-14-05 at 02:08 PM. Reason: John Nelson or anyone, pls
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Old 01-13-05, 08:51 PM
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You may need to check.
At one time.
The plugs were made so you can plug a 30 amp equipment plug into a 50 amp receptacle.

But not a 50 amp plug into a 30 amp receptacle. will not fit

The voltage ratings must match.
Old 01-13-05, 10:24 PM
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No, because a burglar may steal your equipment or use your shop and end up taking you to court.

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