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Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets

To: Doug Braun <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:01:00 -0400
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Doug Braun <> wrote:

> While we're on the subject:
> The manual to my 120 volt Lincoln welder says
> that for maximum output, it should be plugged into a 25 amp outlet.  But
> does
> such a thing even exist?
> Is there in theory a type of 120V outlet meant for
> more than 20 amps?
> I've never even seen a single-pole circuit breaker higher
> than 20 amps.

There are 30 amp 120V plugs and receptacles, and 50A 120V plugs and
(They're NEMA 5-30P, 5-30R and 5-50P, 5-50R if you want to google for
I've never actually seen one in use.  The electrical supply place has them,
though, so someone must use them.

David Scheidt
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