Adapter for old air conditioner plug

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Old 05-12-14, 07:26 PM
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Question Adapter for old air conditioner plug

I live in an old Victorian home with an old White Westinghouse air conditioner "built into" the window. The cord has an odd plug on the end, it has 2 flat pins in a v shape and a third flat pin. From what I've read it looks like a Type I plug used in Australia, but I'm not positive. The one outlet that it fits into shorted out because water from a leak in the ceiling got into it and it blew out. Is there an adapter I can use to insert the plug into a standard US outlet?
 
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Your description sounds like NEMA 10-20P. does it match any of these images?

http://www.buildmyowncabin.com/elect...eceptacles.gif

What does the nameplate say about voltage and amperage or watts?
 
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Adapters are not commonly made as the equipment has specific voltage and ampacity requirements that the adapter would not compensate for.
 
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