Weird Looking Outlet I Saw in my APT Quest

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Old 08-29-07, 07:35 AM
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Weird Looking Outlet I Saw in my APT Quest

I was looking at apartments and being me I look at everything and I noticed a strange looking outlet I have never seen before. Could not take a picture Land Lord Would not let me

So my question is what can this outlet be for.

It's mounted so the grounds face up the outlet on top has a ground pin and then two horizontal slots

The outlet on the bottom has a Ground pin and then two verticle slots like a normal outlet
 
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Old 08-29-07, 08:19 AM
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Sounds like either a nema 6-15r or a 6-30r. Both are 240 volt receptacles. It is probably meant for and 240 volt air conditioner.
 
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> Could not take a picture Land Lord Would not let me

I certainly wouldn't want to live in an apartment that the landlord will not a prospective renter photograph. What doesn't he want you or others to see?
 
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here is a picture of the outlet it looks like this http://images.dr3vil.com//files3/22/Misc/Receptacle.jpg except it is brown. the rest of the apartment is nice it's clean has modern appliances (Within <3Years Old) has big rooms and a Dishwasher
 
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well, the recep with the horizontal slots looks to be a 6-15R (240 volt 15 amp) and the recep with the vertical slots looks to be a 5-15R (120 volt 15 amp).

I have never seen one like that and don;t know why you would have such a thing but that is what it looks like.
 
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Nap, it is probably under a window, and will satisfy the need for a window unit, plus it will cover the 12' rule without having an additional receptacle to install, etc. Weird, at the least.
 
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Its a dual voltage receptical, typically installed where either a 240V or 120V A/C unit would be installed.
 
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Old 08-29-07, 05:34 PM
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Classicsat has it just right, I've seen a few of these in some apartment buildings and a couple of hotels.
 
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Yes it was by a window the place had one in each bedroom for a total of 3 of them in the apartment (Living room + 2 Bedrooms) Thanks for the replys
 
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