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Converter for Receptacle of Air-Conditioner to regular three prog plug?

Converter for Receptacle of Air-Conditioner to regular three prog plug?

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Old 08-16-11, 09:25 AM
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Converter for Receptacle of Air-Conditioner to regular three prog plug?

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A receptacle of old Air-conditioner has three prong plug which is two parallel slots at the top and one bottom/regular slot. The receptacle of Heater has three prongs plug which is two vertical slots and one bottom slot.

The difference between is two parallel slots of Air-conditioner and two Vertical slots of Heater at the top.
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My question is :
Is there a plug that enable to convert the receptacle/progs of air-conditioner to regular three progs plug?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 
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Old 08-16-11, 10:34 AM
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No, there is no plug-in converter to do that.

The A/C receptacle is 240v/15A, and there is no neutral present, just two hots and a ground. It is possible to convert the outlet to 120v, but it requires actually changing the receptacle to a standard one and moving a wire inside your breaker panel.

If you are lucky, there is a three conductor (black/red/white) cable running to that outlet, and there is a white capped off there that you could use without having to open the breaker panel, but that is extremely unlikely.
 
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Old 08-16-11, 10:35 AM
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Is there a plug that enable to convert the receptacle/progs of air-conditioner to regular three progs plug?
No. You have a 240v circuit according to the receptacle type pictured. If that is true first the receptacle needs to be converted to 120v. Please answer these questions:
Is the heater 120v?
Is the receptacle on a 2 pole 240v breaker?
What is the amperage rating of the breaker?
What color wires are in the receptacle?
 
 

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