Of course, my welder has a standard plug. And fortunately
I've never actually
blown a 20-amp breaker with it, so
the issue is still theoretical for me.
Also, shouldn't there be a different plug, with its
prongs in a sideways "T"
arrangement (e.g. -| ) to fit
the special 20 amp receptacles (e.g. | |- )?
--- On Wed, 7/29/09, David Scheidt <email@example.com> wrote:
David Scheidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets
To: "Doug Braun" <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jimmie
> Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009,
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 2:45 PM,
> Doug Braun
> While we're on the subject:
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
> Is there in theory a type of 120V outlet meant for
> more than
> I've never even seen a single-pole circuit breaker
> than 20 amps.
> There are 30 amp 120V plugs and receptacles,
and 50A 120V
> plugs and receptacles.
> (They're NEMA 5-30P, 5-30R and
5-50P, 5-50R if you want
> to google for pics.)
> I've never actually seen
one in use. The electrical
> supply place has them, though, so someone must
> David Scheidt
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