On 3/30/2011 5:02 PM, Gil Fuqua wrote:
> I recently purchased a 220v band saw for my shop that has a 30 amp plug.
> My shop has plenty of 220v outlets, but they are all wired to 50 amp
> plugs and protected by 50 amp breakers. The 50 amp circuits were set up
> for a welder.
> I don't want to add new 30 amp plugs and breakers all over the shop. I
> would prefer to have something that would plug into the existing 50 amp
> sockets and terminate in a 30 amp receptacle for the saw. I also want
> to have a 30 amp breaker in the line that protects the saw. In other
> words, a 30 amp plug and circuit breaker down line from the 50 amp plug
> and breaker.
> What's the best way to do this while protecting the saw with a 30 amp
> breaker in the line?
Circuit breakers are there to protect the wiring in the wall from the
load, not the other way around. There is no reason for the additional
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